Monday, March 8, 2010

Fearless Females - Diaries, Journals and Letters

The blog prompt for today for Lisa Alzo's Fearless Females series is:

"March 8 — Did one of your female ancestors leave a diary, journal, or collection of letters? Share an entry or excerpt."

I have several items here:

1) Della's Journal - my great-grandmother, Della (Smith) Carringer, wrote a daily journal entry almost every day during 1929 about her daily life in San Diego. I transcribed it all during 2007 in a series of weekly blog posts called Della's Journal. The post describing the "players" is here. Unfortunately, I never made a post capturing all of the links. The last weekly post is here, and has a link to the one before that, and on back in time.

2) Carringer/Smith Family Letters - I posted 19 family letters to and from my Carringer and Smith families - they are summarized in The Carringer Family Letter Collection (1890 - 1900).

3) Geraldine Seaver College Diaries - I have a three-year diary of my Aunt Geraldine for 1937-1938 when she was attending Lowell State Teacher's College. I have not transcribed them yet, and I'm not sure that I will post them due to privacy concerns.

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