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Maria Fuller Diaries M069

Title:
Maria Fuller diaries
Creator:
Fuller, Maria, 1847-1934
ID:
M069
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1869-1870
Date [inclusive]:
1869-1934
Extent:
1.0 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Contains fifty diaries by Maria Fuller. The 1869 and 1870 diaries detail a trip to Washington, D.C., and include a description of her meeting with President and Mrs. Grant, General Sherman and other dignitaries.
Preferred Citation:

Maria Fuller Diaries, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Maria E. Fowler Fuller was born on May 16, 1847, and grew up in Maine. As a young adult in the years 1869-1870 she took an extended trip to Washington, D.C., and just afer her return she married Henry Lucius Fuller, a druggist in Augusta, Maine. He and his father, Eben Fuller, were business partners and had a store on Arch Row near Water Street. They were relatives of Melville Weston Fuller, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Henry and Maria Fuller had twin daughters and a son, all of whom died young. She was an avid church-goer and somewhat sickly in her later years. She died in 1934.

Contains fifty diaries by Maria Fuller covering the years 1869-1870, 1884-1886, 1888, 1890-1921, and 1923-1934. The 1869 and 1870 diaries detail a trip to Washington, D.C., and include a description of her meeting with President and Mrs. Grant, General Sherman and other dignitaries (Mrs. Grant looked "horrid," Fuller writes). She also describes visiting a "colored mission school" while in the city. After 1884, the most common diary entries record the weather and Fuller's social calendar, although she does describe being taken to the local courthouse in 1932 to vote for Herbert Hoover. Almost all of the volumes also include a cash account for the year.

1869

Box 1 Folder 1

1870

Box 1 Folder 2

1884

Box 1 Folder 3

1885

Box 1 Folder 4

1886

Box 1 Folder 5

1888

Box 1 Folder 6

1890

Box 1 Folder 7

1891

Box 1 Folder 8

1892

Box 1 Folder 9

1893

Box 1 Folder 10

1894

Box 1 Folder 11

1895

Box 1 Folder 12

1896

Box 1 Folder 13

1897

Box 1 Folder 14

1898

Box 1 Folder 15

1899

Box 1 Folder 16

1900

Box 1 Folder 17

1901

Box 1 Folder 18

1902

Box 1 Folder 19

1903

Box 2 Folder 1

1904

Box 2 Folder 2

1905

Box 2 Folder 3

1906

Box 2 Folder 4

1907

Box 2 Folder 5

1908

Box 2 Folder 6

1909

Box 2 Folder 7

1910

Box 2 Folder 8

1911

Box 2 Folder 9

1912

Box 2 Folder 10

1913

Box 2 Folder 11

1914

Box 2 Folder 12

1915

Box 2 Folder 13

1916

Box 2 Folder 14

1917

Box 2 Folder 15

1918

Box 2 Folder 16

1919

Box 2 Folder 17

1920

Box 2 Folder 18

1921

Box 3 Folder 1

1923

Box 3 Folder 2

1924

Box 3 Folder 3

1925

Box 3 Folder 4

1926

Box 3 Folder 5

1927

Box 3 Folder 6

1928

Box 3 Folder 7

1929

Box 3 Folder 8

1930

Box 3 Folder 9

1931

Box 3 Folder 10

1932

Box 3 Folder 11

1933

Box 3 Folder 12

1934

Box 3 Folder 13
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