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Elizabeth Browett diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-010

Scope and Contents

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, descriptions of Quaker meetings, Browett’s health, and her work as a seamstress in London.

Dates

  • 1833-1834

Creator

Access Restrictions

The colelction is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Elizabeth Browett (1788-1849), a Quaker seamstress, was born in 1788 in Buckingham, England, to Hannah and Joseph Browett, a Quaker tailor. 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 61.

Extent

0.02 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

The diary's cover reads: "Diary of a Poor Quaker Seamstress, 1833-4, being a pathetic record of monotonous penury.” Entries focus on social calls, descriptions of Quaker meetings, Browett’s health, and her work as a seamstress in London.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
Title
Elizabeth Browett diary, 1833-1834
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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