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Scope and Contents The first of Mae’s diaries begins in 1901, a year after her father passed away. Her diaries from 1901, 1903 and 1904 record her daily life as a single woman and her courtship with Elmer. She records the weather daily, housework, visiting with family and friends, and attending church and social events. The remaining diaries, for 1914, 1916, and 1917, journal her life as a wife and mother with entries about the weather, household chores, sewing, farm work, and visits to friends' homes. Mae’s...
Dates: 1892 - 1920