This collection is composed of the single, handwritten diary of Rachel Scattergood, for the year 1840. The first ten pages of this volume provide descriptions of Scattergood's parents, and her earliest years of childhood. As Scattergood is writing at the age of eight to nine years old, her diary provides an insight into childhood, particularly Quaker childhood, during the nineteenth century. Her diary entries revolve around her school activities and lessons, descriptions of her interactions with her parents, and often express guilt over her disobedient behavior.
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Rachel Scattergood (1832-1903) was born on July 3, 1832, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, in Philadelphia, Pa. Rachel was the eldest child of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, and their only daughter. In 1873, Rachel Scattergood married Edward Maris. Rachel Scattergood died on January 4, 1903 at age 70.
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