Diary of Della Knowles, 1892
This collection contains the diary of Della Knowles as a teenager in 1892 and reveals the social life and customs of the times. The addition includes the Knowles family genealogy and photographs on a compact disc.
- Renn, Della Knowles (Person)
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No access restriction
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1 volume (+ 1 folder) : unpaged
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Scope and Contents
Diary kept from June 1 to November 25, 1892 covering the events during the summer and first part of school year. Mentions going to parties, playing croquet, working in the post office and helping around home. Lists names of people attending parties, but gives no indication as to who the author is. Diary begins again for a few days January 1, 1895, dated Peabody, Kansas.
RH MS AK2
RH MS P629
Transcript located on shelf, next to the item.
The collection was formerly called "The Diary of an Anonymous Teenage Girl, 1892." Its author has been identified as Della Knowles. Her married name became Della Renn.
- Guide to the Della Knowles Renn Collection
- Diary of Della Knowles, 1892
- Finding aid prepared by kpz 29 August 1974; revised by ha/mab, 2004; revised by skt, 2010 Finding aid encoded by mg, 2004; revised by ha/mab, 2004; skt, 2010
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Della Knowles Renn Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS Ak2, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries
Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository
1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States