My great great grandmother Maggie Huntley Hardie left Hawesville and travelled via England, Paris and Naples in 1874 to work as a missionary in India. She was there for about a year before health problems forced her to convalesce in Scotland, where she met my great-grandfather and ultimately settled there.
She sent back a series of colums which were reprinted in a local paper, and I have copies of about 14 of them, evidently from a scrapbook kept by my grandmother. It appears that they were printed in a newspaper called the Plaindealer - but whether it is a Kentucky Plaindealer or a Hawesville one - I cannot say.
I would like to know the following:
An example of one of her articles is headed "For the Plaindealer" INDIA CORRESPONDANCE, Day dreams and Home News - The Heated Term and how they Cool It - Hindoo Lingo - The Women - There Curiosity and How they Dress - Worshiping the God of the Small Pox" The dateline is Mynpurie, April 19th 1875, but it would obviously be printed some weeks or months later. Articles were usually signed M H H or Maggie H Hardie.
Could anyone help me with the above queries? In return, I'd be delighted to do look-ups in the Register Office in Edinburgh when I next visit in the summer, or would be happy to help with contacts etc in my current location of Cheshire in England.
Thanks very much
indeed for any help you can give.
Please reply to Sarah Galbraith.
With best regards,
Appreciate any help.