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Box MISC-03

 Container

Contains 6 Collections and/or Records:

Gardia Reta Peaker Bailey Diary, 1936-1940

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0059
Identifier: MSS-0059
Content Description

The five year diary of Gardia Reta (Peaker) Bailey documents life in the western United States during the Great Depression. The family lives in a trailer and stays at auto parks, such as the Wallow Saw Auto Camp, on the West Coast including in the state of Washington. Included in the diary are various pieces of ephemera including news clippings and photographs as well as notations about family members and birthdays. The diary mentions the family traveling to sell Reta's handmade baskets, ...

Anna Perainen Travel Diary, 1946

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0058
Identifier: MSS-0058
Content Description

Travel diary of a woman believed to be Anna Perainen from the Midwest visiting the West Coast of the United States. She visited Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Canada.

A partial transcription of the journal entries provided by the seller:

"July 6th, Today was the day. I really stepped around getting everything around the home in order to leave it to Dick Wallace and Frank Moore for 2 months. Marianne and Dick took me to the train. I kissed ...

[Young Woman] Papers, 1942-1944

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0057
Identifier: MSS-0057
Content Description The collection was created by an unidentified young woman and includes her diary with entries from January-July 1942 and six letters from January-February 1944. The diary begins with a brief recap of 1941 and continues to document the author’s interest in securing a civil service position in Washington, D.C. during World War II, working in government positions (including doing indexing) and the Observer newspaper, listening to President Franklin Roosevelt on the radio, and other facets of her ...

Katie Johnson Papers, 1886

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0062
Identifier: MSS-0062
Content Description

The papers of Katie Johnson of Newport, New Hampshire, include six letters from her sister Emma Kimball and her mother in Vermont. The letters cover typical family matters including accidents, weather, fires, farming matters including new lambs and crops, maple syrup season, illnesses, socializing, and other matters.

Based on description provided by the seller.

Gertrude Ball Travel Album, 1925

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0060
Identifier: MSS-0060
Content Description Travel album or scrapbook documenting the trip of Gertrude Ball, Ridgway Ball, and Della Clapper from Omaha, Nebraska to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. Their trip is narrated with extensive handwritten text in the album and includes photographs, postcards, and ephemera.

Asa Farwell Papers, 1866-1879

 Collection — Box: MISC-03, Folder: MSS-0061
Identifier: MSS-0061
Content Description

The papers of Reverend Asa Farwell include correspondence and two unidentified tintypes. The four 1866 letters to Mary Ann (Sexton) Farwell, his wife, are from Bentonsport and Dubuque, Iowa; Albion, New York (while travelling); and Middlebury, Vermont. Topics discussed include church matters, travel, and family (11 pages). The collection also includes two 1879 letters from son Ed Farwell in Milton, Nebraska. He appears to be a young man or teenager at the time of the writing and discussing ...