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Ella A. Pierce diary


Identifier: 00-2011-31-0

Scope and Contents

The Ella A. Pierce diary (2011-31-0) contains personal entries for the year 1877. Common entries discuss school, household tasks (such as dusting, washing dishes, baking, and bedmaking), and sewing and quilting. At the time the diary was begun Ella A. Pierce was seventeen years old and living with her mother and siblings in Roxbury, Connecticut. The diary also contains many references to teenage socializing in the nineteenth century, and frequently has passing references to her future husband, Charles Garlick. The item is currently housed in 3A Box 3. Also housed with the diary are two typed transcripts.


  • Created: 1877
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/04/2013


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The collection is open for research.

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Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Ella A. Pierce was born June 16, 1853 in Connecticut. After her father's death in 1875 Ella and her sibilings resided with her mother, Maryette Pierce in Roxbury, Connecticut. As a young woman Ella worked as a teacher and was involved with the local Centennial Mission Band. Around the year 1882 she married Charles B. Garlick, a farmer also of Roxbury. Charles, the son of E.E. and Elisabeth A. Garlick, was born in Roxbury on December 5, 1853. Following in his father's footsteps, Charles spent his life working as a farmer. After his death in 1911 Ella continued to manage their farm, and their son Jerome worked as a laborer.

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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