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Jennie Johnson Diaries

Identifier: SpC MS 1809-sc

Scope and Contents

Pocket diaries of Jennie Johnson, of Freedom, Maine for 1887-1890, and one for 1907 (a year after Jennie's death) kept by one of her daughters, probably Rena Vose who grew up in Thorndike, Maine. Both authors record weather, school attendance, chores, and other daily activities.


  • 1887-1890, 1907


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Biographical Note

Jennie Agnes Johnson was born November 1869 in Freedom, Maine to David and Frances. In 1890 she married Fred Nelson Vose with whom she had at least four children, Rena, Ruby, Louise, and Vivian, although census records indicate a son as well, Charles, who was killed in a plane crash during World War II. Both Rena and Ruby served as nurses during World War I. Jennie, 36 years old, died of uterine cancer in 1906. (from; accessed 6/9/2022)


5 Volumes

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Benjamin Katz, of Toronto, Ontario.

Guide to the Jennie Johnson Diaries
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Elizabeth Russell
June 2022
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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