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Diary vs Journal Definition
Diary (n.) - A daily record of events or transactions, a journal; specifically, a daily record of matters affecting the writer personally, or which come under his personal observation (Oxford English Dictionary)
Journal (n.) - Commonly, a chronological record of events. Types of journal range from personal diaries to technical, non-personal records such as financial accounts, scientific and computer logs.
Diary and Journal are virtually synonymous; although the term Diary tends to refer especially to a record of personal experience of events.
Women's Diaries: Secondary Sources
The Small Details of Life by Kathryn Carter (Editor)
Publication Date: 2002-10-12
The Postal Age by David M. Henkin
Publication Date: 2006-11-15
She Left Nothing in Particular by Amy L. Wink
Publication Date: 2001-09-26
Late Nineteenth-Century American Diary Literature by Stephen E. Kagle
Publication Date: 1988-01-01
Early Nineteenth Century Diary Literature by Steven E. Kagle
Christina Rossetti (Miscellaneous Manuscripts 1 Gamms245, 3 letters/notes in Folders 14:14, 15, 16 @ 8/A/4. Note reference to the Victoria Press (founded by Emily Faithfull, 1860).
Cram sisters (Franklin Sanborn papers GTMGamms229). Letters (1851-1856) of Catharine Cram, as well as those of her sister Sarah, provide interesting details about the lives of literate women of the time through references to their reading material, literary societies and clubs of which they were members, and the lectures they attended by Emerson, Margaret Fuller, Theodore Parker, and the like. The letters are also testimony to the often precarious health of these young nineteenth-century women who suffered various debilities from common eye strain to the terminal illness of Sarah Cram, the progress of which is charted virtually letter by letter from 1855 to 1856 by her sister Catharine. The Cram family was distantly related to Sanborn, and it was through Catharine Cram that he met his wife Ariana Walker. The collection includes other female correspondents to Sanborn: his cousin Helen Moore, and friend Sarah Greene.
Collection of letters by English women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Includes Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Margaret Fuller and some Jane Austen, among others. Full text available at HathiTrust.