Mary B. Brooke, 1899


Mary B. Brooke, 1899


Title: Mary B. Brooke, 1899

Author: Mary B. Brooke

Date: 1899

Filename Root: histmss-074996

Box: 1

Folder: 10

Holding Location: Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Maryland

Language: English

Collection Identifier: 0006-MDHC

Editorial Notes
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."