A journal by the Carlile Girls
Below is the first page of a 447 page typed journal from 1813...
It appears to have been written by a number of people and these include:
James Carlile 1752- 1835 father to the four girls:
Mary Carlile (1795-1875), sister to the three Carlile girls above and who married Rev Joshua Wilson, may have been involved in the Journal. It must have been through her that it was passed on down to the current Rowntree Family.
The draft Journal
Although this journal exists in typewritten form it seems unlikely that it was originally typed. The first typewriter was invented in about 1808, before this journal was written, however it was only later in the century that they came into general use. An early sentence in the journal refers to a penmaker, and learning to write. The girls were living in Scotland, perhaps Paisley at the time of writing. Who typed up the journal is unknown. Sadly there seem to be a few pages of the typed document missing.