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Diaries (1914-1922)

Identifier: SpC MS 1369

Scope and Contents

The collection contains detailed daily diaries by an unidentified compiler written in 1914, 1915 and 1922. The entries begin when the diarist is living in Fairfield, Maine, where he seems to have worked as a farm laborer. By September 1914, he is working at the Cowan Woolen Company in Lewiston, Maine. The entries from Lewiston continue until September 1915. Entries begin again in 1922, by which time the author is working as a porter at B.F. Keith's Theatre in Boston. Each entry gives a very detailed description of the writer's daily routine, his expenses for meals and entertainment, his duties at the mill or the theater, and his leisure pastimes. A few swatches of fabric are included with the diaries.


  • Creation: 1914-1922

Restrictions on Access

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Information on literary rights available in the repository.


8 Volumes (21-29 cm.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Bess Cutler Gallery, York Beach, Me. in 2003.

Guide to the Diaries (1914-1922)
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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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