Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1856-1920.


Sarah Lois Wadley papers, 1856-1920.

The collection consists of the papers of Sarah Lois Wadley from 1857-1920. The papers include diaries, typescripts of diaries, a small amount of correspondence, photographs, and a single manuscript writing. The original diaries in the collection are dated from 1857-1858, 1866, and 1877-1920. The collection also includes a typescript and a microfilm copy of her diaries from August 8, 1859 to February 4, 1866 with later entries dated 1868-1886. The diaries record family and business events, weather, gardening, and personal observations about her travels and the Civil War. Also on the microfilm are biographies of her parents. The collection also contains a small amount of correspondence which had been laid in the diaries, a printed copy of the volume she wrote about her father entitled "A Brief Record of the Life of William M. Wadley, written by his eldest daughter" [which is also on the microfilm]; and three photographs.

1.25 linear ft. : (3 boxes and 1 MF)

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