Note: Ann Bridge is the pseudonym of (Mrs) Mary Dolling Sanders O'Malley.
This book is a fascinating memoire of the author's mother, Marie Louise Day, b. 1852, d. 1923, who was able to clearly remember her pre-Civil War (US) upbringing in Louisiana, where her family owned slaves.Words and music for a number of Negro Spiritual Songs passed down to her daughter, and sung to her grandchildren are given.
A Day family tree (selective,)taken back to the mid seventeenth century is printed at the beginning of the book. This enables the reader to keep track of the multitude of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins whose lives and relationships are portrayed.Society life in New Orleans is described; before Ms Bridge balances her parentage by returning to Tavistock, Devon, to outline her father’s family and business.
8 b/w photographic plates.