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Mary Ann Ashbridge Papers

Identifier: SMC-077

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a diary that chronicles the work of a young woman named Mary Ann Ashbridge during the annual cycle of running a household and dairy farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Having a chance to sit down, even for a few moments, was so rare that Mary Ann noted it in her diary. She was one of a number of young women and girls at home, and their activities are also described. Members of the household travel to Chester and West Chester, Pennsylvania as well as Wilmington, Delaware. The death of H. Ashbridge, possibly Mary Ann's family member, at the Friends Home is noted on 9 December 1893 in Susan Hibberd’s diary (see MC 132).


  • 1871


Restrictions to Access

No restrictions. Open for research.

Copyright Notice

Copyright is retained by the authors, or their descendants, of items in these papers as stipulated by United States copyright law.


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Immediate Aquisition Information

Acquisition information not available for this collection. Collection inputted into database in 2009.
Inventory of Mary Ann Ashbridge Papers
Shannon Ryan
July 2009
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766