Hattie R. Keef diary, 1890

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Keef, Hattie R.
Title: Hattie R. Keef diary, 1890
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 941
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Diary of housewife Hattie R. Keef of Augusta, Georgia, in 1890.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Purchase, 2002.


[after identification of item(s)], Hatty R. Keef diary, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Elizabeth Russey, March 8, 2005

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Hattie R. Keef was a seamstress who lived in Augusta, Georgia, during the late 1800s. She was married to John Keef, a veterinary surgeon who owned a livery and feed stables business.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a single daily diary kept by Hattie R. Keef in 1890. A New Year’s gift from her husband John, the diary contains daily entries for the entire year, addresses, and a list of expenditures and visitors during the month of January. Most entries are brief and merely offer an accounting of the day’s activities, including weather reports and visitors. She often comments on her health and general family news. Keef also frequently notes her current sewing projects.

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1 1 Diary, 1890