Women at Home

Like most Victorian women, Ada Maria Mills Redpath and Amy Redpath Roddick spent lots of time at home. Rose Shallow, their loyal servant, kept the household running, allowing Amy time for activities outside the home that she duly recorded in her diaries. Ada Redpath is a tragic figure among the Redpath women, not only because of her mysterious death in 1901, but also because she spent most of her widowhood chronically ill and confined to her upper-floor bedroom.