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Unknown Manuscript diary of an unknown woman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09944 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Diary Date: 1855-1856 Pagination: 1 v. 78 p. ; Order a Copy

One diary of an unknown woman dated 1855-1856. Many entries are one sentence. She tends to write about food, people she visits and the weather.

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