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Perley, Matilda Hull Cobb [b. 1848]
DIARIES. 1875 - 1899
San Francisco, California / Gray, Maine, 1899. Diary bindings are primarily leather [black & maroon] wallet-style, with one [1879] plain book format, black pebbled cloth with gilt stamping & red edgestain. All volumes are show modest wear, an overall Very Good lot. Handwriting occasionally faint though usually clear, small & precise, generally quite legible.. 14 pocket sized volumes, pre-printed (some are page-a-day style, some with brief spaces for three days a page) with regular entries, although sometimes she goes several weeks without writing. Diary size ranges from 4" x 2-5/8" [1875] to 6" x 3" [1899]. Here offered a group of 14 diaries written by Matilda Hull Cobb Perley for the years 1875, 1876, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1895, 1898 and 1899. Matilda Cobb married Albion Starbird Perley (born March 8, 1843) on February 19, 1873 in Gray, Maine. They had a son Albion Edward (born August 17, 1875) and a daughter Maud (born August 21, 1886). Originally from Maine, throughout the course of the years documented, the family moves from California to Maine and then back to California. In the earliest diary, the couple is living in San Francisco. Matilda records moving into their first house on April 14, 1875, and hosting a housewarming party later that month, where her guests danced and played cards, ate supper and sang. It seems from her notes that her greatest desire is to have a child, and she uses the diary to track her menstrual cycle (indicated by the appearance of an "x" on particular days). Her health, and failure to be … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA [United States]
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