Join Our Mailing List
Home Shop Margaret’s Diary, A Pennsylvania Farmwife’s Journal, 1904–1919
Shop

Margaret’s Diary, A Pennsylvania Farmwife’s Journal, 1904–1919

The diary of Margaret Gilpin Hazelton details daily life in rural Wayne and Pike Counties between 1904 and 1919. It gives us a rare glimpse into the beginning of a time of great change in America as seen through the eyes of a rural farm wife. Margaret introduces us to her immediate family: husband Fletcher and daughter Kathleen, and to “Mama,” sisters, brothers, in-laws, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends, most of whom lived within a five-mile radius of her home. An excerpt from April 25, 1908, states: “I have been living over the old scenes, dreaming the old dreams. It beats all how they will stand the test of so many years. I would like to choose one hour from out of the years to live over again. Someone may see this but they will not be any wiser for it.” 2nd Edition. 2011. Edited by Alden and Sam Jackson and Bernadine Lennon. 8.5″ x 11″, 523 pages, softcover. $22.64 ( PA residents add 6% sales tax.)