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This Austrian recipe notebook was owned and/or written by an Austrian woman named G. Klatte, believed to be from Durgburg. The notebook contains detailed recipes for various dishes, mostly deserts and sweet appetizers. Specific date(s) for the notebook is unknown but it is believed to be written sometime after 1840.
This diary belonged to Cynthia Litchfield and was used a summer diary in 1883 while vacationing in Lunenberg, Massachusetts. Dates range from June 13-September 27, 1883. Cynthia Litchfield was married to Civil War verteran James A. Litchfield, who was a prosperous grocer. The diary includes descriptons of summer diversions including gardening, house-keeping, socializing, weekly religious services, croquet, blueberry picking, concerts, picknics, and Fourth of July celebrations.
Diary of school teacher Eliza Bartlett. Entries include information about teaching and daily life particulary social events and outings.In the fall of 1856, Bartlett moves to La Grange, TN to teach as a female college.
Places Mentioned: Natick and Framingham, Massachusetts; La Grange, Tennessee
This diary belonged to Olive Kennedy of Jefferson, Schoharie County, New York. Born in 1848, Olive married Will Kennedy in 1865 and had her first child in 1867. Entries include descriptions of housework, socializing, family life, birthdays, wedding anniversaries, needlework projects (dresses, chemises, quilts), spinning, knitting, cooking, baking, church attendance, and travel to local towns.
Location: New York
Diary kept by Kate R. Pierce of North Bloomfield, Ontario County, New York who lived with her widowed mother and two brothers. Entries describe housework (cooking, baking, cleaning, sewing, etc.), occasional chores for neighbors, teaching school, attending public lectures, an auction, the circus, funerals, a play, church attendance, and socializing. The diary contains the most entries relating to sewing and textiile work.
The exact author of this Civil War diary is unknown but entries in diary mentions connections to the Joslin family of Worcester, Massachusetts. Entires are for mostly 1861 with a few for 1864 and some mention the war. Entries describe visiting local community members, going to the state house for the inauguration of Gov. Andrews, sewing for household and soliders, collecting bread for soliders, and going to see soliders marching off to war.