A Guide to the Betty Belle Boone Diary, 1893-1894 Boone, Betty Belle, Diary Ms2008-051

A Guide to the Betty Belle Boone Diary, 1893-1894

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Special Collections
Accession Number Ms2008-051


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Processed by: Emily K. Bibby, Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Accession Number
Ms2008-051
Title
Betty Belle Boone Diary 1893-1894
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Collector
Dealer
Language
English
Abstract
Diary of Betty Belle Boone, a young, unmarried woman of Boones Mill, Virginia, from January 1893 to September 1894, detailing household chores and social activities.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Betty Belle Boone Diary must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Betty Belle Boone Diary, Ms2008-051 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Betty Belle Boone Diary was purchased by Special Collections in 1993.

Processing Information

The processing and description of the Betty Belle Boone Diary commenced and was completed in July 2008.


Biographical Information

Betty Belle Boone, a resident of Boones Mill, Franklin County, Virginia, was born on December 28, 1865 and died August 15, 1931. She married John M. Neely. The couple had one child, Mary Boone Neely.

Scope and Content

The diary of Betty Belle Boone from January 1893 to September 1894 documents the day-to-day activities of a young, unmarried woman in Boones Mill, Virginia. Boone describes visits to and from friends; day trips to Roanoke and Richmond; household chores, including baking, canning, and sewing; and occasionally, local gossip. She frequently records visits and letters received from her future husband, John Neely. Enclosed is a strip of three photographs, presumably of the diary's author.

Contents List

Folder 1
Diary, 1893-1894