Rachel Scattergood diary
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised 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 19th 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.
- Scattergood, Rachel (Person)
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Rachel Scattergood (1832-1903) was born on July 3, 1832, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Scattergood, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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.
0.06 Linear Feet (1 volume)
Rachel Scattergood's childhood diary provides an insight into Quaker childhood during the 19th 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.
The Rachel Scattergood diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College by the Grundy Foundation.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
- Rachel Scattergood diary, 1840
- Kara Flynn
- July, 2015
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