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Archives & Manuscripts

Women -- United States -- Social life and customs

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Ladies Pocket Book

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-11-053
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.

Hannah Peters Bringhurst diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-009
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of a single original, handwritten copy of the diary of Hannah (Peters) Bringhurst. Entries largely focus on religious reflection, but also describe social calls and Quaker meetings.

Elizabeth Drinker diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-018
Scope and Content note The collection includes unbound typed transcripts of Drinker’s original diaries, from 1758-1800, though the diaries from 1787-1788 are missing. The diaries are composed of Elizabeth’s 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...

Gertrude Plaisted photo albums

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1264
Scope and Contents note 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...

Ann Warder diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-082
Scope and Content note This collection includes three bound volumes of handwritten transcriptions and extracts of Ann Head Warder’s diaries, originally written 1786-1789. The transcriptions were written by later family members during the 19th century. The original diaries encompassed fourteen volumes, and were written “for the perusal” of Ann’s sister, Eliza Head, who remained in England while Ann visited the United States. Diary entries describe Ann’s voyage to America, and her travels within New York and...