The Stricklands - Canadian Pioneers, by Felicity Griffin
Published by the Southwold Museum in 2007, 19 pages. A5 size booklet
This short booklet provides a brief history of the Strickland family after they bought Reydon Hall in Southwold in 1808 (Southwold is a town on the Suffolk Coast, situated at the mouth of the River Blyth
The family were well to do gentry, and Reydon Hall was an imposing Tudior mansion. But within ten years family life was shattered when Thomas Strickland, head of the family, lost almost all his money in a failed business venture, and then died, leaving eight children with very little money. The booklet goes on the explain how two of the girls began making money from writing stories, and how they and other members of the family later emigrated to Canada, where land was cheap and plentiful and a new life of pioneering offered adventure and prosperity.
Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The covers are clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.