4 months separation

June 15th, 2008

October 1858 – January 1859

Lilias greatly influenced by her parents and their 308 pages of letters home during this 4 month period. Her parents and her brother traveled to the USA. 5 year old Lilias learned objectivity and balance from these letters from America. Her mother wrote about her experiences, emotions and observations, while traveling through free and slave states, prior to the American Civil War.

Birth of Lilias Trotter

May 16th, 2008

July 14, 1853

Lilias was born 14 July 1853 in London to Alexander and Isabella Trotter. The couple was married in 1851. They attended the St. Marylebone Parish Church of the Church of England. Alexander was a stockbroker.