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Martha Farnsworth, a Topeka, Kansas resident, kept a personal diary from 1882 through 1922 with only a few gaps. Her diary entries generally fall into two different categories: "one-liners" briefly indicating where she spent her day and what the weather was like; and longer, more elaborate entries revealing how she felt about what was going on around her, and the people in her life. Martha also collected and augmented her own writing with newspaper clippings, playbills, post cards, letters and the like. These enclosures have been removed from their original locations and placed in folders at the end of the collection. This folder contains those items for 1908 to 1909. Martha's diary entries not only reveal her values and the activities in her life, but also provide a picture of Topeka at that time. Some of the notable aspects of Martha's life include her participation in social reform movements, membership in social clubs and activities, and her deep religious convictions.

Creator: Farnsworth, Martha, 1867-1924
Date: 1908-1909

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Martha Farnsworth diary items found - 1 Apotion papers: Homer LaRoy Penwell

Item Number: 472593
Call Number: Martha Farnsworth Coll. #28 Box 4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 472593

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