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Hoskins, Mary A. H.

Journal for the year 1857

1857


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 097, Item 039


Creator: Hoskins, Mary A. H.


Title: Journal for the year 1857


Inclusive Dates: 1857


Extent: 1 v. (ca. 170 p.) ; 21 cm.


Abstract: This journal belonged to Mary A. H. Hoskins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains accounts of her domestic life during the year 1857. The daily entries, mostly concerning social activities and family matters, give insight into the everyday life of a young, upper middle class woman in mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 097, Item 039, Mary A. H. Hoskins, Journal for the year 1857, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Location

Special Collections, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, 1955.

Processing

Processed and Encoded by Kate Hand, September 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, April 2014.


The collection is open for research.

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Biographical Note

Mary A. H. Hoskins lived with her parents at 1231 Filbert Street in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century. Mary became engaged to William Weatherly, M.D. on March 1, 1856. They were married March 1, 1860.

Sources:

Maryly Barton Penrose,Philadelphia Marriages & Obituaries (1857 -- 1860) Philadelphia Saturday Bulletin (Franklin Park, NJ: Liberty Bell Associates, 1974), 166.

Additional information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This journal belonged to Mary A. H. Hoskins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains accounts of her domestic life during the year 1857. The daily entries, mostly concerning social activities and family matters, give insight into the everyday life of a young, upper middle class woman in mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia.

Mary A. H. Hoskins's diary contains dated, autograph entries that list her activities each day from January 1 to December 31, 1857. She wrote about domestic projects (sewing, needlework, knitting, etc.), social calls, correspondence, Sunday church attendance, sermons, fashion, funerals, illnesses, deaths, and other events and activities in her life. Hoskins also wrote fondly (and frequently) of dinners and other social activities with her of her fiancé of one year, William Weatherly, whom she calls "Doctor."

One page near the end of the journal features a list of names and addresses of Mary's friends. The book has been re-bound.


Selected Search Terms

Personal Names
Hoskins, Mary A. H.--Diaries
Topical Terms
Women--Social life and customs--19th century.
Women--United States--History--19th century--Diaries.
Geographic Names
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Form/Genre Terms
Diaries.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 097 Diaries, Journals, and Ships' Logs collection.


Detailed Contents List

Journal for the year 1857, 1857   [Box 039]

1 v.