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Guide to the Margaret Paton Diaries, 1849-1872

Abstract

Paton was the wife of a merchant from Montrose, Scotland. The collection includes sixteen diaries written by Paton between 1849-1872.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.01001
Title
Margaret Paton Diaries
Date
1849-1872
Creator
Paton, Margaret, b. 1831
Extent
0.5 Linear Feet, 16 Items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Material in English

Collection Overview

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.

Restrictions on Access & Use

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warning Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

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Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library to use this collection.

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The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Contents of the Collection

Diary, 1849-1850
Box 1
Diary, 1851
Box 1
Diary, 1852
Box 1
Diary, 1853
Box 1
Diary, 1854-1856
Box 1
Diary, 1857-1858
Box 1
Diary, 1858-1859
Box 1
Diary, 1859-1860
Box 1
Diary, 1860-1862
Box 1
Diary, 1863-1864
Box 1
Diary, 1865
Box 1
Diary, 1866
Box 1
Diary, 1867
Box 1
Diary, 1868
Box 1
Diary, 1869-1870
Box 1
Diary, 1871-1872
Box 1

Historical Note

Margaret Paton was the wife of a merchant from Montrose, Scotland.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Margaret Paton Diaries, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

The Margaret Paton Diaries were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 1990.

Processing Information

Processed by Kimberly Sims, May 2011

Encoded by Kimberly Sims, June 2011