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Call No.: MS Am 2162
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Peabody, Josephine Preston, 1874-1922.
Title: Josephine Preston Peabody diaries
Quantity: 2 linear feet (14 volumes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Diaries of American poet, dramatist and feminist Josephine Preston Peabody.
Peabody was an American poet, dramatist, pacifist and feminist. She was a special student at Radcliffe College (1894-1896).
he diaries describe daily life in and around Cambridge, Massachusetts, including family life, transcriptions of conversations, fashions, theatre, concerts, reflections on current events, and descriptions of acquaintances. Also describe in some detail two trips to Europe. Earlier diaries include her early literary aspirations, studies at Radcliffe, and frequent discussions of poetry and music. Later diaries occasionally include short poetic compositions, descriptions of outings with poets Edwin Arlington Robinson and Amy Lowell, and comments on the publication and staging of her plays. Also included are some ephemera, clippings, pressed plants, and photographs of Peabody and her family inserted into the diaries.