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Seems promising but often isn’t – Diaries

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While doing your historical research in an archive, you might find a collection with a diary in it.

Not to be discouraging but proceed with caution!

A lot of the diaries that end up in archives aren’t the juicy, detailed, scandalous, social historical documents you read about in Jane Austen.

Instead, a lot of them are rather simple weather reports or statistical data tracking miles traveled in a day stops along a route, or something like that. Could still be useful of course.

Just warning you 🙂

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