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Elizabeth Wilson Diary

Identifier: SpC MS 1804-sc

Scope and Contents

A diary kept by a farm woman, Elizabeth Wilson in the Kittery, Maine area, for the years 1886 and 1887. It records visitors, daily chores, weather, and other matters.


  • 1886-1887


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Biographical Note

Thought to be Elizabeth H. Wilson, born about 1845. Her father, William was a farmer but was deceased at the time of this diary. No mention is made of her mother, but she is also thought to be deceased. Wilson still lives on the farm but relies on workers and friends to help with planting, harvesting, and other chores related to the farm. She also notes in her diary that she is often unwell and lonely. (from; accessed 6/7/2022)


1 volume

6 pages (loose sheets)

Language of Materials


Guide to the Elizabeth Wilson Diary
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Elizabeth Russell
June 2022
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States