Mary Ann Richards diary and almanac
Contains one small red Lady's Almanac in which Richards recorded brief entries about her daily life in Malden, Illinois in 1856. Includes entries about her daughter Carrie's health issues and eventual death. Almanac contains advertisements, poems, astronomical and Zodiac signs, information about female medical schools, stories, and information on women's domestic issues. Dated 1856.
- Richards, Mary A., 1824-1858 (author, Person)
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Mary Ann Fisk Richards (1824-1858) was a mother in Illinois.
Mary A. Fisk was born on November 2, 1824 in Spencer, Massachusetts. She married Charles Richards on January 16, 1849 in Malden, Illinois. The couple had 4 children, of which only one lived to adulthood. Mary died in childbirth on February 18, 1858 in Chicago, Illinois.
1 folder (0.05 linear ft.) ; (11 cm x 8 cm)
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Purchased from Miles of History, date unknown.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchased; Miles of History; date unknown.
Orphaned Manuscripts collecting policy (Feb. 2014).
Processed; Itza Mostert, student manuscript processor, and Ryan K. Lee, curator; 2017.
- Register of Mary A. Richards diary and almanac
- Itza Mostert
- 2017 December 21
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- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.