This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Elizabeth Browett. The cover of the diary reads: “Diary of a Poor Quaker Seamstress, 1833-4, being a pathetic record of monotonous penury.” Entries focus on social calls, and descriptions of Quaker meetings, Browett’s health, and her work as a seamstress in London.
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Elizabeth Browett (1788-1849), a Quaker seamstress, was born in 1788 in Buckingham, England to Joseph Browett, a Quaker tailor, and his wife Hannah. Browett’s father was disowned by the Society of Friends in 1804, and Browett spent her early life migrating to various meetings with her mother through Gloucester, Buckingham, and Oxford. Browett settled in Ratcliff, London in 1833, where she began writing in her diary. Elizabeth Browett died in Ratcliff, London, in 1849 at the age of sixty one.
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Elizabeth Browett diary (HC.MC.975.01.010), Quaker & Special Collections, Haverford College, Haverford, PA. http://archives.tricolib.brynmawr.edu/repositories/5/resources/720 Accessed December 06, 2019.