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1867 Manville, Rhode Island Handwritten Diary, Filled For Sale

1867 Manville, Rhode Island Handwritten Diary, Filled

1867 Manville, Rhode Island Handwritten Diary, Filled

Manuscript diary identified first page, "Private Journal of Miss Sallie W Mathewson". She was born 1838, the daughter of Arnold Mathewson (d. 1861) and Eliza Ann Sayles (1807-1881); anddied 1910, never married, and, buried in aNorth Smithfield, RI cemetery.

The diary dates Jan. 1, 1867-April 8, 1868 and was kept in a leather bound volume, 3.75" x 5.5". She appears to have written every day. 158 filled pages. Average two days per page. Legible ink.

Content - Lives with mother andbrother about 1 1/2 miles from the Village of Manville. Mother in poor health -- mentions of "a sore". Works in a textile mill in addition to her domestic duties, and at one point sends away for tea to sell. Many details ofdaily life -- makingbrown bread,blacking the stove, cutting carpet rags; local names.Attends Catholic church.She haslow periodsdespite efforts to stay cheerful and at one point writes that she wants to die.

Excerpts:

"I am real low spirited again this evening. I hope I shall be more cheerful in the morning. I often wish I could be somebody and do more good in the world but here I live on day after day and it is so little good. I sometimes feel as if I would like to die and go to rest."

"I worked in the mill. Commenced to draw four harnesses for the first time."

"I hurried home from church. I was quite tired when I arrived home. Mrs. Webb told me Mr. Livsey was ready to go to Woonsocket so I sat down and finished making out my list to send to NY for tea...After he had gone two other Gentleman came up to send for some tea...I have been very successful in obtaining a club for tea."

"There were two children baptized this morning and Sarah Tucker was confirmed in the afternoon. The Catholic Bishop was at Woonsocket today. The cornerstone of the new Church was laid."

"I arose kindled a fire and assisted in getting breakfast. After breakfast I washed the dishes and boiled dinner. Mother made some white bread and lemon pies. She had another turn of palpitation of heart...Oh, how hard it is to see Mother sick so much...I have had a good cry today..."

Condition: Binding secure, no tears. Overall VG



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