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Charlotte Emily Addis Diary

Identifier: SC 01602

Scope and Contents

Diary of about 100 pages in which Addis records her thoughts and daily activities. Throughout the journal, Addis reports on many books she reads and her impression of them and her interactions with friends, and her career aspirations at a law firm where she works. Addis also writes at length about her feelings and her discovery of her sexual identity as a lesbian. She chronicles her relationship with her neighbor, a married woman named Peg and also other relationships with other women. Addis comments often about her attraction to other women and her desire to have meaningful and enduring relationships with them. Along with the diary is a book, "Dusty Answer" which has been cataloged separately.


  • 1934-1936


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Michael Brown Rare Books with funds from the Frances Randolph Howard Endowment, 2018.

Related Materials

Dusty AnswerDusty Answer by Rosamond Lehman has been cataloged separately.
Guide to the Charlotte Emily Addis Diary
Christina R. Luers, CA
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository