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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.
Dates: 1852, 1854, 1855

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,...
Dates: 1871

Wardrop Family Writings

Identifier: SMC-002
Scope and Contents

Agnes Wardrop's writings include two compositions: one on physiology and the other a description of the Seminary building and rooms. An extract of letters describes Agnes Wardrop's life at school and the daily course of studies, 1836-37. Agnes’ student notebooks include: Extracts on [Watt's] Improvement of the Mind and Penmanship exercises.

Margaret Wardrop's, 1836 History and Bible Lessons are also found within the collection.

Dates: 1836-1838

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