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Diary of Phebe Anna Board

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS K30


Phebe Anna Board, born on October 7, 1852 at Rushford (Allegany County), New York, was the daughter of Oscar and Clarissa (Richards) Board, who were devout Baptists and prohibitionists. Her diary for calendar year 1882 contains detailed accounts of her daily activities in the Allegany County household of her parents and brother Frank, including their household and farm chores, social and church activities, and the piano lessons which she gave to local children. There are also some post-1882 diary entries, which contain detailed accounts of her trips to Elmira, New York's music festivals of 1883, 1885, 1887, and 1890, including records of expenditures.


  • 1882 - 1890


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1 volume : Leather-bound daily pocket diary. ; Approximately 13x18 cm.

Physical Location

MS K30

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Carmen Valentino, 2005.

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Diary of Phebe Anna Board
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Phebe Anna Board diary, MS K30, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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