Just a Few of my Cherished Pieces:

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There are 4 diaries in this group & all of them belonged to Elizabeth Britton, governess for the John Rogers Maxwell Jr. family; a very wealthy family. John married Lydia Biddle Clothier & they had 4 children. They were so rich that in the 1910 census their house was estimated at $100,000 & they had 7 servants. The diaries date from 1913-1927. Some are trip diaries as the family loved to travel abroad, taking their governess with them of course. Great "behind the scenes" story.