Journal for the year 1857
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Mary A. H. Hoskins lived with her parents at 1231 Filbert Street in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century. Mary became engaged to William Weatherly, M.D. on March 1, 1856. They were married March 1, 1860.
Maryly Barton Penrose,Philadelphia Marriages & Obituaries (1857 -- 1860) Philadelphia Saturday Bulletin(Franklin Park, NJ: Liberty Bell Associates, 1974), 166.Additional information derived from the collection.
This journal belonged to Mary A. H. Hoskins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and contains accounts of her domestic life during the year 1857. The daily entries, mostly concerning social activities and family matters, give insight into the everyday life of a young, upper middle class woman in mid-nineteenth century Philadelphia.
Mary A. H. Hoskins's diary contains dated, autograph entries that list her activities each day from January 1 to December 31, 1857. She wrote about domestic projects (sewing, needlework, knitting, etc.), social calls, correspondence, Sunday church attendance, sermons, fashion, funerals, illnesses, deaths, and other events and activities in her life. Hoskins also wrote fondly (and frequently) of dinners and other social activities with her of her fiancé of one year, William Weatherly, whom she calls "Doctor."
One page near the end of the journal features a list of names and addresses of Mary's friends. The book has been re-bound.
Processed and Encoded by Kate Hand, September 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, April 2014.
- Women--United States--Social life and customs--19th century
- Women--United States--History--19th century
- Women--United States--Diaries
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- University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
- Finding Aid Date
- 2014 April 9
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