|Description: A purple hard covered book with a design and gold lettering. The title and author's name is printed in gold on the front and spine of book. A gold rectangle with rounded corners is on the front cover with a daisy in each corner. The words "Wife Harris with Mrs. Forbes Love" are written in ink on the inside first page.
History:The book belonged to Elizabeth Molony Harris (1806-1884) a native of Dublin, Ireland, who married Captain James Beveridge Harris (1797-1884) in 1829. She was one of eight children of an Anglican minister, Reverend Weldon John Molony, and Mary Preston. Elizabeth brought into the marriage an income of her own, based on rents from property in County Kildare, Ireland.
Seven years of their marriage, her husband bought Benares in Upper Canada. She found herself a mistress of an estate in what was then an obscure and thinly settled portion of the British Empire, where servants were scarce and the neighbours distant. Elizabeth and James had eight children, five of which reached adulthood. Both died within the same year in 1884.|