Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters... | WHSmith Books
Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919

Bachelor Bess: The Homesteading Letters of Elizabeth Corey, 1909-1919

By: Philip L. Gerber (editor), Paul Corey (foreword_author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


In July 1909 twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Corey left her Iowa farm to stake her claim to a South Dakota homestead. Over the next ten years, as she continued her schoolteaching career and carved out a home for herself in this inhospitable territory, she sent a steady stream of letters to her family back in Iowa. From the edge of modern America, Bess wrote long, gossipy accounts - 'our own continuing adventure story,' according to her brother Paul - of frontier life on the high plains west of the Missouri River. Irrepressible, independent-minded, and evidently fearless, the self-styled Bachelor Bess gives us a firsthand, almost daily account of her homesteading adventures. We can all stake a claim in her energetic letters.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780877453031
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 540
  • ID: 9780877453031
  • ISBN10: 0877453039

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly