Mary B. Brooke, 1899
Title: Mary B. Brooke, 1899
Author: Mary B. Brooke
Filename Root: histmss-074996
Holding Location: Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland
Collection Identifier: 0006-MDHC
The early diaries of Mary B. Brooke provide a view of daily farm life. Mary's later volumes show an increasingly reflective mood as well as concerns over money, loneliness, dependence on others, ill health, and the deaths of relatives and friends. Travel journals kept by Mary document trips to Atlantic City, New Jersey, New York City, Washington, D.C., Harper's Ferry, and the 1893 and 1933 Chicago World's Fairs. Mary also recorded the gifts she gave and received in little notebooks. In 1900, Mary kept a logbook for "Camp Pine Knot," which referred to a week of summer leisure that friends and cousins shared at "Falling Green."