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Arthur and Hazel Bowley Diaries

Identifier: SC 01434

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Scope and Contents

Contains diaries, 1923-1931, of Arthur and Hazel Bowley of Litchfield, Mass. Entries are often brief and discuss the weather and the events of the day. The publisher included safety hints to drivers, business forms, populations of cities and states, postal rates, a chart of weights and measures, a table of wages, various maps, insurance records, radio records, and account tables in the diary, which the authors utilized occasionally. Arthur Bowley's short entries record his travels all over the eastern U.S. and Canada, weather, correspondence, visits with family and friends, family births and deaths, and seasonal agricultural endeavors. Hazel Bowley's equally brief entries describe the weather, the status of the mail, a trip to the southern U.S., household chores, visits with friends and family, and available seasonal produce.


  • Creation: 1923-1931


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Conditions Governing Access:

Collection is open to all researchers. Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, such as the Virginia Public Records Act (Code of Virginia. § 42.1-76-91); and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia § 2.2-3705.5). Confidential material may include, but is not limited to, educational, medical, and personnel records. If sensitive material is found in this collection, please contact a staff member immediately. The disclosure of personally identifiable information pertaining to a living individual may have legal consequences for which the College of William and Mary assumes no responsibility.

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.

Biographical Information:

Hazel Bowley lived in Litchfield, Mass., with Arthur Bowley between 1923 and 1931. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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Physical Description

5 volumes.

Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally processed by Benjamin Bromley in September 2010.

Guide to the Arthur and Hazel Bowley Diaries
Finding Aid Authors: Hannah Bailey, SCRC Staff.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository