Six letters regarding the collection and transfer of Mary McCornack Thompson's diaries after her death in 1936. The first five letters are by Mr. William L. Thompson (Mary's husband) to his nieces Margaret and Jay Urice, who are locating and collecting Mary's diaries. The letters are all handwritten, with some typed copies. The sixth letter is from Jay Urice to Mr. Julian Fowler, a librarian at Oberlin College, about having Mary's diaries sent to Oberlin. Arranged chronologically.
The Mary McCornack Thompson Diaries were received by the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library as a gift in 2004. Originally, the papers of Mary McCornack Thompson were at Oberlin College, but were reacquired by the family at an unknown date.
Over 100 diaries written by British and American women who documented their travels to places around the globe, including India, the West Indies, countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, as well as around the United States.