Inventory of the Diary (New York State) 1890- Diary (New York State) Mss. Acc. 2009.514

Inventory of the Diary (New York State) 1890-

A Collection in the
Special Collections Research Center
Accession Number Mss. Acc. 2009.514


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Special Collections Research Center
01/Mss. Acc. 2009.514
Diary (New York State) 1890
Alternate Extent Statement:
1 volume.
Language of Materials
The papers are in: English

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

Before reproducing or quoting from any materials, in whole or in part, permission must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, and the holder of the copyright, if not Swem Library.

Preferred Citation

Diary (New York State), Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

Acquisition Information

The materials were acquired by Special Collections Research Center on 11/04/2009.

Processing Information

Accessioned and minimally processed in November 2009 by Ute Schechter, Warren E. Burger Archivist.

Scope and Contents

Diary, 1890, of an unidentified woman, who lived in upstate New York with her husband, a teacher and her family. The back of the volume contains household accounts of money earned and spent, as well as a brief list of books read.The daily diary entries are brief and record weather, her and her husband's chores and work, illnesses births and deaths in the community.The following listing of place names and personal names mentioned in the diary was provide by the seller:"Palmer's Falls, Sandy Hill, Round Lake. Emma Savage, Fred Comstock, Willard Read."

Index Terms

    Genre/Form of Material:

  • Diaries
  • Geographic Name:

  • New York (State)--Social life and customs--19th century.
  • Topical Term:

  • Homemakers--New York (State)--Diaries.
  • Women--Diaries.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • New York (State)--Social life and customs--19th century.