Who is Elizabeth Bray?

Elizabeth is a 19th century wife and mother.  She lived in Newburyport, MA with her husband Stephan and her children.  Captain Stephan Bray was a sea captain and part owner of the ship “Volant” on which he and Elizabeth sailed for their first journey together.

Why are some of the posts in a strange format?

Some posts are taken verbatim from Elizabeth’s journal.  These are in her own words with her own punctuation and spelling.  In this particular case, this is done to capture her tone as much as possible.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s