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Diary of Josephine Wesley

by Wesley, Josephine (1918)

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The Diary of Josephine Wesley was written in 1918 and provides a detailed daily account of the teenager from Rahway, New Jersey who turned 18 at the time of this diary. Josephine's mother died six years prior to her writing, which left her as the caregiver of her father and younger sisters. While she frequently cleaned, cooked, and cared for her family when they were sick, she also had an active social life. She oftentimes wrote to her boyfriend overseas, went shopping, attended parties, enrolled in night school, and, most of all, frequented films that she listed and reviewed. Wesley also had her first kiss during the time of this diary and feared that her boyfriend would discover the act if he got a hold of her diary. The diary also contains an abundance of anecdotal information about Wesley such as her physician, height and weight, size of shoes, clothes, and hats, items canned, name-day gifts given, cake recipes, holiday dinner plates, and much more.

Identifier: SC2013.105
Repository: Special Collections
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