8 Mar. 2017: Mary Hardy on Wikipedia main page for International Women’s Day
Mary Hardy led the short items on the Wikipedia main page today in the ‘Did you know?’ section.
Her full-colour portrait by James Gabriel Huquier drew the eye to her feature, which formed part of the Wiki commemoration of International Women’s Day:
In a few words the piece singled out the unusual nature of her diary. She was a woman recording a man’s world. It reads:
“Did you know that the diary of Mary Hardy (pictured) provides a detailed record of an 18th-century English farming and brewing business?”
You can read more about the diarist and the family business on these Wikipedia pages:
The artist too has his own Wiki entry: