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Women--United States--Diaries

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Matilda Baker diary

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0089

Matilda Baker of West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, kept this diary between May 1857 and March 1858, recording information about social visits, her work habits, and events taking place in Philadelphia. She also recorded information about railroad shares, bonds, and other financial investments held by herself and other women from 1854 to 1880.

Dates: 1854-1880

Harriet Hemperley diary

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0035

This diary was kept by Harriet Hemperley of Columbia, Pennsylvania, between May 1868 and May 1869. Hemperley recorded her work as a seamstress, social visits, and attendance at various church services and religious meetings.

Dates: 1868-1869

Amy Harriet Pepys diary

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0163

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

Dates: 1886-1893

Anna M. Potts diary

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0105

This diary was kept by Anna M. Potts of Chester County, Pennsylvania, between January 1, 1860, and February 20, 1861. Potts recorded information related to the weather, illness and death, social visits, her servants, daily work and domestic details, and her Quaker faith.

Dates: 1860-1861

Lucy E. Upson diary

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0077

These four manuscripts are volumes of Lucy E. Upson’s diary, which describes life in Kosciusko County, Indiana, between 1875 and 1892. Upson remarked on the weather, her chores, visitors, various religious services, and other aspects of rural life.

Dates: 1875-1879, 1883-1892

Journal for the year 1857

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0039

This journal belonged to Mary A. H. Hoskins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains accounts of her domestic life during the year 1857. The daily entries, mostly concerning social activities and family matters, give insight into the everyday life of a young, upper middle class woman in mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia.

Dates: 1857

Mary Avery White journals

Identifier: MSS 0097-Item 0084

These three manuscripts are volumes of a journal kept by Mary Avery White (1778-1860) of Boylston, Massachusetts. White wrote extensively about life in rural Massachusetts, including observations on the weather, notes about daily work and social visits, meditations on religion, and information about her involvement in various reform activities, including abolitionism and the temperance movement.

Dates: 1805-1807, 1827-1835, 1852-1855