From her excursion up Scafell Pike with amateur artist Mary Barker to her dinners with brother William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Dorothy Wordsworth played a central role of connection in the creative economy in the Lake District. Although some have described the Romantic era as an period of solitary genius and creativity, Dorothy emphasized partnerships and collaboration. Pamela Woof, former President of the Wordsworth Trust, demonstrates these relationships in Dorothy Wordsworth, Wonders of Everyday. Dorothy’s everyday thoughts, experiences, and alliances are highlighted through her travel narratives, journals, and other artifacts, such as letters (as shown below).
Contributed by Petesi Feinga