Women -- United States -- Social life and customs
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume, anonymous "American Ladies Pocket Book" for 1799. The small printed volume includes an almanac, lyrics to popular songs, dance steps, rules concerning dress and conversation, and short stories about various moral topics. Many of the entries in the blank pages of the pocket book record amounts paid for various dry goods, and are dated from 1815-1817.
Dates: 1799, 1815-1817
Overview Elizabeth was a colonial era Quaker and prolific journal writer. Elizabeth's diaries are composed of her personal reflections of the day-to-day life of a wealthy Quaker woman in colonial Philadelphia. The majority of Elizabeth’s entries detail her daily life, including social calls with other Quaker families and individuals, the births, deaths, and marriages within her community, and attendance at, and descriptions of, weekly and monthly Quaker meetings. Elizabeth’s description of events during...
Overview This collection is comprised of photo albums primarily featuring the European travels of Gertrude Plaisted and her mother, Mabel Plaisted, in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Photos of architecture, especially churches and cathedrals, are some of the most prevalent in the collection. Many images depict city life and local inhabitants, while others capture the grandeur of the physical scenery. Additionally, a number of photos are art reproductions of Italian sculptures and paintings. Photos of...
Overview This collection includes three bound volumes of handwritten transcriptions and extracts of Ann Head Warder’s diaries, originally written between 1786 and 1789. The transcriptions were written by later family members during the 19th century. Diary entries describe Ann’s voyage to America and her travels within New York and Pennsylvania, including people she met, Quaker meetings she attended, and social calls made during her travels.