As I mentioned in my last post, I have come across a woman by the name of Caroline Merrick in a book I found at the New Orleans Historic Collection. Since that time, I have gone to the UNO Library and found out they have all of the books there that I found at the HNOC. One of the books can actually be checked out so I did just that. The name of the book is Old Times in Dixie Land, A Southern Matron’s Memoirs. Ms Merrick wrote much about her daily life and feelings in the book. I must add she writes very well and it is an enjoyable read.
I feel fortunate to have found such a book written by the person herself. I am making notes as I start reading hoping that I may formulate a topic so as to start an outline soon. There is also a picture of Ms Merrick in the book and I will try to post it to the blog by next week.
I feel keeping with a schedule may be very helpful toward reaching the goal of the final project.