Guide to the Margaret Paton Diaries, 1849-1872
Paton was the wife of a merchant from Montrose, Scotland.
The collection includes sixteen diaries written by Paton between 1849-1872.
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
- Paton, Margaret, b. 1831.
- Margaret Paton Diaries, 1849-1872
- Language of Material
- 0.5 Linear Feet, 16 Items
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The collection includes sixteen diaries (1849 Oct. 1 to 1872 Dec. 31) kept by Margaret Paton, beginning seven months after her marriage and continuing with little interruption for twenty-three years. She chiefly records her thoughts and moods, how she spends her days, and various events such as the marriages and deaths of persons she knows. Many entries include information about her husband's activities and to a lesser degree her relationship with him. While sometimes recording events of national significance, she primarily focuses on private life and events at a local level.
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Margaret Paton was the wife of a merchant from Montrose, Scotland.
- Paton, Thomas Bell.
- Diaries--Women authors.
- Domestic relations--Scotland.
- Women--Family relationships.
- Scotland--Social life and customs--19th century.
- Montrose (Scotland)--History--19th century.
- Scotland--History--19th century.
[Identification of item], Margaret Paton Diaries, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.
The Margaret Paton Diaries were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1990.
Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011
Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2011
Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.
This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.