Hugh C. and Mary Lucy Ball Farm Account Books, 1917-1942
Scope and Contents
This series includes eleven diaries and one Bible study book of Mary Lucy Pierce of Shelbourne, Vermont between 1905 and 1919. Pierce wrote the diaries between the ages of eighteen and thirty-two. Subjects include the weather, social engagements, sewing projects, books read, school, and in the last diary, baby care. Pierce married Hugh C. Ball in 1918. Seven farm account books and milk sales receipts detail the expenses and profits of Hugh C. and Mary L. Ball’s dairy farm in Vergennes, Vermont, covering the years 1917-1942. Also included are Gertrude Ball’s autograph book (1887-1929) and Edna Ball’s scrapbook of poems and clippings (1902).
- Creation: 1917-1942
- From the Collection: Ball family (Family)
- From the Collection: Ball, Hugh (Person)
- From the Collection: Ball, Mary Pierce (Person)
Language of Materials
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