Reading of letters written by a woman homesteader, Elinore Pruitt Stewart (1876-1933) in Wyoming around 1910. Part 1 of 3. These three episodes of Stewart's letters were part of a continuing series on KPFA based on women’s diaries and letters.
Part one: Pruitt (June 3, 1876-October 8, 1933), a widow, relates her duties as house cleaner and laundress at a nurses' institution in Denver, her relationship and excursions with her two-year-old daughter Jerrine, her application as housekeeper to a Scottish cattle rancher, Clyde Stewart, in Wyoming, planning to have her own ranch some day. She and the cattle rancher fall in love and get married six years after she arrives at his ranch. The materials used in this program come from "Letters of a woman homesteader" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, published by the Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. The letters are read by Luce Morgan; produced and narrated by Brett Vuolo; the music is provided by Larry Packer; technical production by Peter Zanger. Previously cataloged as BC0721A.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.