NYT Jan 1, 1893 Jane Field

From New York Times (Jan 1, 1893)

It turns out to be the case that British reviewers are according more space to Mary Wilkins's “Jane Field” than American novels of the first rank usually get, and the comments display sometimes an intelligence almost human. The Saturday Review makes a queer point that elderly Yankee women manifest extraordinary love of dress, and wonders whether it could have been possible that the Puritan women in the Mayflower were really more particular about the fall of their Van Dyke collars and the set of their mouse-colored gowns than were the cavalier ladies whom they left behind.