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Relative distances : family and empire between Britain, British Columbia and India, 1858-1901

@inproceedings{Ishiguro2011RelativeD,
  title={Relative distances : family and empire between Britain, British Columbia and India, 1858-1901},
  author={Laura Mitsuyo Ishiguro},
  year={2011}
}
This thesis explores the entangled relationship between family and empire in the late-nineteenth-century British Empire. Using the correspondence of British families involved in British Columbia or India between 1858 and 1901, it argues that family letters worked to make imperial lives possible, sustainable and meaningful. This correspondence enabled Britons to come to terms with the personal separations that were necessary for the operation of empire; to negotiate the nature of shifting… 
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