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Anna E. Pease Diary

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 29 Mar 2010

Biographical History

Anna E. Pease graduated from Wells College in 1908. Nothing else is know of her beyond the information given in the diary.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Anna E. Pease Diary is the diary of a young woman in Central New York, during her last year at Wells College and continuing for about two years after graduation. Entries are brief, with frequent mention of piano lessons, recitals, church choirs, singing, etc. Typical of the entries are these:

February 1, 1909. Mon. Dad came on early train. Lecture in afternoon. Spent evening at the Sewalls. Learned about chess. Home late. Cold.
February 2, 1909. Tues. Went to subway with Dad -- took the Empire State 8:30. Worked all rest of day. Went to library in P.M. Read all eve.
February 3, 1909. Lesson at 9:30. Theory & Dictation classes. Home at 1. Letters from Laurie & Ethel. Worked all day. Mrs. Sevier[?] called in evening.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


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Subject Headings


Pease, Anna E.

Corporate Bodies

Wells College -- Students.


Women college students -- New York (State)
Women pianists -- New York (State)

Genres and Forms




Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Anna E. Pease Diary,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Unspecified, 1977.

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