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Amy Harriet Pepys diary


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Amy Harriet Pepys was the only daughter of Lieutenant Colonel C.W. Thompson and married Walter Courtney Pepys. She died on July 7, 1908.

Pepys, Walter Courtenay. Genealogy of the Pepys family, 1273-1887. New York, Barnes & Noble. 1970.

Amy Harriet Pepys' diary was a gift from her husband on Christmas 1885. The diary dates between 1886 and 1893 and includes details of interactions with friends and family, weather, and social functions.

The diary is arranged in such a way that each day has entries for several years. For example, February 20 has entries for 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, and 1890.

Amy details her visits with members of her community, her daily activities such as attending church, her caretaking of members of her family, her health, and the weather.

  1. Item 0163: Shelved in SPEC MSS 0097

Gift of the Moyerman Family.

Processed by Lindsey Baker, July 2007. Updated by E. Evan Echols, September 2015.

University of Delaware Library Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Finding Aid Date
2007 July 12
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Collection Inventory

Amy Harriet Pepys diary, 1886-1893. 1 volume.
Item 0163
Physical Description

1 volume

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