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Linda Louisa Cousins diary

 Collection — Box: BW 10, Folder: 1 [X031589355]
Identifier: MSS 16250

Scope and Contents

Linda Louisa Cousins diary, 1912-1914, 0.03 cubic feet, with daily notations about the weather, her work cleaning houses and her hobbies crocheting, and writing letters. One entry notes that she attended " a colored commencement."

Dates

  • 1912-1914

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Louisa Cousins was the seventh child of Thomas Jefferson Cousins (1832-1897) and his wife Rosa Ann Elizabeth Catherine Traylor (1851-1947). Her mother remarried Herman Christian Groot, a German emigrant and the family was fairly affluent. She may be attending business school and uses short hand in the diary.

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (One folder in a legal document box BW 10.)

Language of Materials

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was purchased from Frank Gilliam Rare Books by the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia on November 2, 2016.
Title
LInda Louisa Cousins diary
Status
Completed
Author
Ellen Welch
Date
6/28/17
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Contact:
Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States