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Mary Ann Richards diary and almanac

 Item — Folder: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9085

Content Description

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.


  • 1856


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Mary A. Richards diary and almanac must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/ or the L. Tom Perry Special Collection Coordinating Committee.

Biographical History

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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Custodial History

Purchased from Miles of History, date unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Miles of History; date unknown.


Orphaned Manuscripts collecting policy (Feb. 2014).

Processing Information

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
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States