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1887 CONNECTICUT WOMAN'S DIARY OF HANDWRITTEN ENTRIES  (January 11 - September 12, 1887) by Anonymous - Original manuscript - 1887 - from R & A Petrilla, ABAA, IOBA and


by Anonymous

Condition: Very Good

1887. Original manuscript. Hardcover. Very Good. Entries are contained in a "Standard Diary for 1887," with printed matter in the early pages re weights & measures, income on investments, postal rates, populations statistics, 1884 presidential vote counts, gold and silver values, etc. Entries begin on January 11 and, though sporadic with some days unrecorded, they reveal a woman active in her community. Some examples follow. "Evening - Prof. Fiske's lecture on the Battle of Chattanooga" (Jan.25). "Chautauquan supper in the evening at my house - about 40 present" (Jan. 31). "Sewing Society - last of the season - very social and pleasant - 2 machines kept at work" (Feb. 11). "M.M. and myself went to Mystic Is. and to Eastern point--Mosquitoes!!" (July 29). "Went to Watch Hill - M.M., Mrs. N & Miss Filer and Mrs Clapp - eat our lunch near Light-house - watched the fleet of yachts - Had a lovely time" (Aug. 11). ~~ Place names mentioned in the diary entries are Norwich, Cambridgeport, Bean Hill, Mystic Isle, Eastern Point, Watch Hill, Block Island, and Mohegan Fair. Daily cash expenditures are itemized by month on 24 pages near the end of the book. Bound in cloth over flexible boards, 6.75" x 3"


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