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Louise "Lula" E. Darrah Diary, 1904

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 2
Scope and Contents This diary belonged to Louise "Lula" E. Darrah of Dorchester, Massachusetts. Louise Darrah was a housewife married to Frank Darrah, who was a conductor on the railroad. The couple had three children. Entries include descriptions of daily domestic life, going to hear Billy Sunday speak, shopping at Liggett's one-cent sale, getting her teeth fixed, playying billards with her husband, Frank's trip to California, a family trip to Nantucket, and plans for a trip to the 1904 St. Louis World...
Dates: 1904

Cynthia Jones (Hawkes) Earle Diary, 1875 - 1890

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 3
Scope and Contents Diary of Cynthia Jones (Hawkes) Earle, a Quaker in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island. Cynthia Earle was born in China, Kennebec County, Maine in 1831 and married Charles William Earle in 1853. The couple had four children. The diary starts when the four Earle children are young and entries trace their transiton into adulthood. Two children become teachers, one a physician, and another goes into the jewelry business. Entries also indicates the education of the Earle children. Several...
Dates: 1875 - 1890

G. Klatte Austrian Personal Recipe Notebook, circa 1840-1914

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 5
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: circa 1840-1914

Cynthia T. (Peterson) Litchfield Diary, 1883

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 6
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1883

Eliza M. Bartlett Diary, 1853 - 1857

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 1
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1853 - 1857

Olive Kennedy Diary, 1866 - 1869

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 4
Scope and Contents

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

Dates: 1866 - 1869

Kate R. Pierce Diary, 1864, 1867-1870

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 7
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1864, 1867-1870

Unidentified Diary, 1861, 1864

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 8
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1861, 1864

Unidentified Diary, 1890 - 1891

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 9
Scope and Contents Diary of an unknown woman living with husband and mother-in-law near Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts. Entries indicate author was a middle agd, middle class woman. Entries describe socialization, household cleaning, baking, cooking, sewing, church attendance, letter writing to relatives, reading and books, visits to the Springfield theater and opera house, and attendance at public lectures. The diary also describes travels to New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas,...
Dates: 1890 - 1891

Mary and Philip Boosinger Diaries, 1858-1859, 1866

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Identifier: MSS 0282- Series 3- Item Item 10-13
Scope and Contents The 1858 and 1866 diaries were kept by Mary Boosinger of Protage County, Ohio. Entries describe domestic and social activies, visits with friends and family members, church attendance, trips to nearby towns, foodstuff, needlework, attending a lecture on slavery, singing, trading with peddlers, cooking, and baking. Several entries are dedicated to sewing, embroidery, and textile work. Also included are household accounts and cake recipes.The 1859 diary was kept by Philip...
Dates: 1858-1859, 1866