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Mary Holdsworth diary

Mary Holdsworth diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: Mary Holdsworth diary
Creator: Mary Holdsworth
Creator: Jane Holdsworth
Inclusive Dates: 1833-1844
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) 1 diary
Collection Number: ms4548
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a two-sided diary of Mary Holdsworth, from July 1833 to 1845. Some entries are also written by Mary's sister, Jane Holdsworth. The diary entries cover day-to-day activities, social events, accounts of travel, and several handwritten recipes. Both kitchen and medicinal, the recipes range from Plumb Pudding and Raspberry Vinegar, to Furniture Oil and Medicine for Cough. Some recipes appear to be authored by other family members and friends.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Item, box, folder], Mary Holdsworth Diary, ms4548, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding Aid prepared by Kathryn Manis, 2023.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Jane Holdsworth
Mary Holdsworth
Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions.
Women -- England -- Diaries.

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