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Box Small Collections Box 46

 Container

Contains 7 Collections and/or Records:

Diary

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 46, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Diary of Ann Lettice Murdoch (1785-1865) of Frederick County, Maryland. She was the wife of Richard Potts (1786-1865). The diary contains a lot of entries of religious nature as well as aphorisms. In addition, Ann L. Murdoch frequently recorded deaths in her family and community - including the death of black servants - and of friends and family members in other states. She also talks about her church, local politics and mention Richard Potts' and other family members' professional...

Diary

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 46, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Diary, 1933-1934 of a young Austrian who emigrated to Palestine in 1933. The name, age and gender of the writer could not be determined. The entries documenting life in Tel Aviv are very detailed and describe daily experiences with search for housing and jobs, economic situation, social life, etc. The author also writes about being ill and hospitalized with typhus. There are references to being homesick and of writing to parents and relatives frequently. The work situation is tenuous and...

Scrapbook

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 46, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Scrapbook of Sarah M. Severance (b. 1835) documenting her visit to the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco, California through postcards and detailed description.

Diary, 1942-1943

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 46, Folder: 1
Identifier: id62532
Scope and Contents Selected highlights from the diary: Pg. 2 – October, Richmond Virginia; Scarlet Fever prevalent in Arlington County – treated a mild case. Smallpox threat emanated from the Amish in Pennsylvania who do not believe in vaccination. Pg. 3 – Received orders from the Navy January 25th; terminated private practice. Pg. 7 – Sent to Norfolk Naval Base to await duty assignment. Pg. 12 – Descriptions of a ship’s "sick bay" Pg. 16 – Description of Norfolk as a city is crowded, dirty, and overpriced on...

Diary, 1902

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 46, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents The following description was provided by the seller and has not been verified for accuracy: Daily entries begin on Wednesday, January 1, 1901: She offers good accounts of weather day by day. She is a seamstress and dresses dolls, one for Alma Dogan and another for B.’s. She collects money from individuals who call and she also keeps the accounts for, it appears, the YWCA. She purchases material in town and makes aprons at night for people. She has a wide network of friends and acquaintances....

Diary, 1914

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 46, Folder: 1
Identifier: id52425
Scope and Contents The following excerpts were provided by the seller: "I went to Greenville last night in a sleigh load, had a swell time .... Ray and I went to Oxford with cattle for Hammond. John Sage has a ten pound son. Came to town last night. They named him Earl Richmond sage (poor kid) .... The Cowles boys, Helen and Ethel and myself coasted on our hill in a.m. and I took Jule to church in evening. We took a ride afterward. Ray and Lena followed us and we gave them quite a chase. Cheer up, it's not the...

Diary

 File — Box: Small Collections Box 46, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Sarah M. Mead’s journal is a small, leather bound book, approximately 4" X 6.5" (10 cm X 16 cm) in size. It consists of 138 unnumbered pages. According to the first page, she began it on July 15, 1850, when she was “Age - 12 years,” living in Penn Yan, New York.1 She notes very early her attendance at “Mrs. N. M. Hubbell’s school.” Later, she says she is going to “Miss Mary Drakes [sic] school.” Like many journals or diaries, there are gaps between her entries. It appears she kept...