Best of Wives and Best of Women- Putting it all together

When I first started compiling my research and writing my biography of Eliza, I had a mix of feelings. There were a lot of nerves, of course, but also a sense of excitement. I mean, how hard could it be? I’m working chronologically, so all I have to do is put my information in some […]

Best of Wives and Best of Women- Discovering Treasures

I’ve now completed most of my visits for my research; New York City, Philadelphia, Morristown, Albany, Saratoga, and Washington DC. It’s been a bit of a whirlwind, and I’ve probably walked more than a few miles in my various tours, but it’s been a blast nonetheless. I’ve been able to walk in Eliza’s footsteps, and […]

Best of Wives and Best of Women- On the Road

The day was May 14th, and there I was at the archives of the New York State Library. It was my first day embarking on my research, and I felt like I was Nick Cage in National Treasure. A whole box of 18th century letters was sitting in front of me, I opened it up to […]