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Diary, 1909 August-December

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Author: Mildred Deyo
Abstract: This diary dates from August 7, 1909 to December 13, 1909. The diary is the 16th is a series of thirty written by Mildred Deyo. The majority of the diary accounts Mildred’s summer at Bass Rocks in Massachusetts. Mildred stayed at a hotel surrounded by family and friends. She writes of playing tennis, sun bathing, and taking walks on the beach. She also attends many dinners and dances throughout her summer there. After the vacation is over, Mildred’s daily activities include visiting family and friends, going to the tennis club, participating in church and Sunday School events, and going into New York City on shopping trips. The diary also mentions Columbus Day as a new holiday and describes Mildred’s Thanksgiving holiday. The diary exemplifies life in the early 20th century for an upper middle class woman.
Issued Date: 1909-08
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10288/24361
Citation: Mildred Deyo Diaries, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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