Diaries of Eleanor F. Bennett, 1905-1943.


Bennett, Eleanor F. Diaries of Eleanor F. Bennett, 1905-1943.

Diaries of Eleanor F. Bennett, 1905-1943.

The six diaries detail the years Bennett spent moving around Southern California while looking for employment; being a single woman, she found it difficult to find work other than working with children, which she enjoyed, but she longed to find a more rewarding job as a writer. She often talks about the hardships of being a single woman including her financial problems, her health problems, the challenges of the job search and her loneliness, as well as her social activities including going to plays and attending women's club meetings. Her various jobs took her to several southern California cities and her diaries include detailed descriptions of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Diego and Santa Barbara. Being a writer, Bennett's diaries are well written and full of details regarding the following: Hull House (Chicago); the Southern California Woman's Press Club; the Young Women's Christian Association of California; her trip to Seattle to see the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition; her trip through the Canadian Rockies; and a visit to Chicago. Bennett illustrated her diaries with newspaper clippings and illustrations from magazines; a letter by Lily Frémont is pasted into one of the volumes. The scrapbook contains clippings of newspaper articles and announcements written by Bennett; these deal with social events and news in southern California.

7 volumes.

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