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Letters of a Woman Homesteader

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Narrated By: Lynne Carroll

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 5 hours 20 minutes


The writer of the following letters is a young woman who lost her husband in a railroad accident and went to Denver to seek support for herself and her two-year-old daughter, Jerrine. Turning her hand to the nearest work, she went out by the day as house-cleaner and laundress. Later, seeking to better herself, she accepted employment as a housekeeper for a well-to-do Scotch cattle-man, Mr. Stewart, who had taken up a quarter-section in Wyoming. The letters, written through several years to a former employer in Denver, tell the story of her new life in the new country. They are genuine letters, and are printed as written, except for occasional omissions and the alteration of some of the names. (Publishers' Note, May 1914)


  • Debra C.

    I loved listening to it! Having lived out west for several years, i had no problem with the mental images!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Linda Marrs

    This book is just like receiving letters from a friend, c. 1910. Entertaining and inspiring with a nice sprinkling of surprises and humor as well as events that will touch your heart. An absolute delight!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • wanda s

    This is an interesting picture of life over 100 years ago.

  • Doretha C

    I enjoyed the book. It gave me insight into a world that is gone. It makes me think of how I would have handled life back then.

  • Karen R

    Interesting read. I enjoyed hearing true stories from times gone. by. I would recommend if you enjoy history.