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Amy Harriet Pepys diary

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0163

Scope and Content Note

Amy Harriet Pepys' diary was a gift from her husband on Christmas 1885. The diary dates between 1886 and 1893 and includes details of interactions with friends and family, weather, and social functions.

The diary is arranged in such a way that each day has entries for several years. For example, February 20 has entries for 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, and 1890.

Amy details her visits with members of her community, her daily activities such as attending church, her caretaking of members of her family, her health, and the weather.


  • Creation: 1886-1893


Language of Materials

Materials entirely in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections, University of Delaware Library,

Biographical Note

Amy Harriet Pepys was the only daughter of Lieutenant Colonel C.W. Thompson and married Walter Courtney Pepys. She died on July 7, 1908.

Pepys, Walter Courtenay. Genealogy of the Pepys family, 1273-1887. New York, Barnes & Noble. 1970.


1 volume (370 pages) ; 23 cm


Amy Harriet Pepys' diary dates betweenn 1886 and 1893 with descriptions of interactions with friends and family, weather, and social functions.


Gift of the Moyerman Family.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 0097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.

Shelving Summary

  1. Item 0163: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097


Processed by Lindsey Baker, July 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, September 2015.

Finding aid for the Amy Harriet Pepys diary
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
2007 July 12
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Repository Details

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