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Diary (Port Mills, Vermont)

Identifier: SC 01433

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Scope and Contents

Diary, 1881, of a young woman of Port Mills, Orange County, Vermont, who seems to have earned her teaching certificate during the spring of 1881. At first she is not able to pursue her teaching profession since she has to take care of her ill mother. She describes learning the millinery trade to that end, but is able to accept a teaching position when her mother's condition improves.

Diary entries describe work, visits home, socializing with friends, like playing games, drawing shadow pictures, attending exhibits, etc. as well as occurrences in the village, children in the neighborhood dying of diphtheria.

For excerpts from the diary, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.


  • Creation: 1881

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1 volume.

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Accessioned and described in August 2009 by Ute Schechter.

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Guide to the Diary (Port Mills, Vt.)
Finding Aid Authors: Ute Schechter.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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