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Anonymous Boston Woman Papers

Identifier: SMC-121

Scope and Content

This manuscript collection contains the diary of a Boston woman who appears to be unmarried and living with her family, covering 1852-1855, scattered. The woman records her work mending men’s coats and domestic obligations, her social engagements, her family’s activities, and occasionally refers to larger events, such as the death of Daniel Webster. Less than half of the diary is filled with entries.


  • 1852, 1854, 1855

Access Restrictions

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

Purchased from Manuscript Americana, December 10, 2004 Peter Christian Pehrson, Director Yale Box 206581 New Haven, Connecticut 06520
Inventory of Anonymous Boston Woman Papers
Dania Piscetta
June 2010
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

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