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Chancey, Margaret Mayo
TitleChancey, Margaret Mayo
Creator of ContentChancey, Margaret Mayo, 1871-1941
Date of Content1897
SubjectChancey, Margaret Mayo, 1871-1941
Gower Street Methodist Church (St. John's, N.L.)
St. John's (N.L.)--Social life and customs
Scope and Content of FondsThis diary was kept by a young woman in her mid-twenties during the year 1897. It contains a brief entry for each day; ordinary events in the life of a young woman living in St. John's as the end of a century approached. She records the weather, what she did each day, shopping expeditions, church services, tea parties, staying at home with her mother. But the physical diary tells as much about the young woman as what she writes. Her literacy and writing ability attest to a good education. On the cover of the diary she has written her name and address. The family home was located at 31 Cookstown Road, a street which was up over the hill from downtown, running north through LeMarchant Road. This diary should prove to be of interest to social historians, students of autobiography and women's studies, and all who are curious about the writings of a young woman in the St. John's of 1897.
Extent of Fonds18 leaves (20 x 32 cm) hard bound in cover of similar size
Author of Finding AidRiggs, Bertram G., 1954-
Date of Finding Aid1996
PublisherMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--St. John's
Resource TypeFinding Aid
IdentifierMF-150; ASC-EAD0013
ProvenanceRhonda Chancey, great-granddaughter of Margaret Mayo Chancey, 1994
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
CONTENTdm file name24.xml
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