The Letters of Sarah Elizabeth Jackson
with an introduction by Barbara Wall
Scheduled publication 2017 in 2 simultaneous editions, paperback and PDF (free).
We can be grateful that the letters of Elizabeth Jackson, who had such great potential and who died so young — in 1923, aged only thirty-two — had been cherished and saved for fifty years by her brother Canning, and that they have now finally been published. Elizabeth had a remarkable influence on the young men and women of Adelaide, especially those connected with the University of Adelaide.
Her exceptional personality, her extraordinary powers of thinking and communicating, her thoughtfulness, her devotion to the causes of women and children, her passion to redress wrongs, her wit and delight in nonsense all shine through these letters, and help us to understand the outstanding impact and influence she had on her contemporaries.
The letters are kept in the University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library Special Collections. They are presented in this volume with an introduction by Barbara Wall.
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