Wife of an Illinois Sawmill Worker's diary
Scope and Contents
One manuscript diary from 1892, written by the wife of a sawmill worker. Diary includes short notes on daily workers' activities and weather. Diary contains all comings and goings of the residence, along with a record of purchases, sales, and employee payments. Writer participated in and donated to her church's aid society. Residence somewhere between Chicago and Champagne, IL.
No restrictions. Collection is open to research.
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Biographical / Historical
Daily diary written by wife of "George," a sawmill worker and farm owner in Jacksonville, Illinois in 1892. The unidentified author shares details of her daily life, but not enough information to identify her or her family. She was active in her church's aid society.
1.0 folder(s) (1 folder) : Bound diary with marbled edges and cloth cover.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum: Rare Manuscripts and Archives
Processed by: Emily Rose W15
- Charles Apfelbaum: Rare Manuscripts and Archives (1934-2010) (Organization)
- Inventory of an Anonymous Woman's Diary, Jacksonville, Illinois.
- Emily Rose, W15
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