Ida M. Curtis diary

Abstract

The Ida M. Curtis diary (dated 1878-1880; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a diary that she kept while attending Hamilton Female College in Lexington, Kentucky.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Ida M. Curtis diary
Extent
0.03 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Christian youth -- Religious life
College students -- Kentucky -- Lexington
Women's and gender history
Women in higher education
Women -- Kentucky.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Lidya Yatin
Preferred Citation
2013ms0088 : Ida M. Curtis diary, 1878-1880, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Ida May Curtis (1861-1945) was born in Bethany, West Virginia to parents Jacob E. Curtis and Melissa G. Kerr. Her father was a farmer. After her mother died during Ida's childhood, her father married her mother's sister. She was sent to attend school at the Hamilton Female College in Lexington, Kentucky. She married George Albert De Long (1844-1910) in 1888 and continued to reside in Lexington; they had four children. She lived in Lexington until her death from a fall in 1945.
Scope and Content
The Ida M. Curtis diary (dated 1878-1880; 0.03 cubic feet; 1 item) comprises a diary that she kept while attending Hamilton Female College in Lexington, Kentucky. She discusses her classes, homework, and teachers at the college. She also includes details about her personal life, friends, and religious and secular activities she pursues while in school.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Ida M. Curtis diary, 1878-1880

  • Box MS-14, folder 1
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