Dorothy Wordsworth, like many women in the Romantic era, inhabited many roles, or “wore many hats” amongst family and friends. Though most of her works were not published until after her death, Dorothy’s letters, journals, and poems demonstrate the breadth of her literary labors in life. Her peers saw her as an intellectual with a discerning eye, sensitive heart, and masterful pen. However, to look only at her writing is to limit her to the page. Dorothy was also a mountaineer, homemaker, gardener, cook, aunt, sister, and wonderful friend. Existing in a society where women were often expected to remain in the domestic sphere, Dorothy’s achievements establish her as a historical female of influence both inside and outside the home.
This display case assembled by Amanda Charles, Emily Wright, Hailey Kate Chatlin, and Noelle Conder.