Ami S. Matthews Papers

Collection Summary

Title: Ami S. Matthews Papers
Call Number: MS 87-18
Size: 0.25 linear feet
Acquisition: Unknown source
Processed By: LTM, 4-23-1987; Reprocessed by JEF, 1-21-1998; Reprocessed by MN, 12-2008
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

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Content Note

The Ami S. Matthews Papers contains personal diaries written during the years 1859, 1865, and 1866 while she lived in Akron, Ohio. These diaries tell of events that happened in the daily life of a young woman. It describes her school days and life during the years stated above.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains Ami S. Matthews' personal diary written in 1859. It describes her life as a school girl while living in Akron, Ohio. It reports her activities, such as taking piano and painting lessons, going to school and church, spending time with friends, and sewing. Apparently, Ami suffered from a physical problem that hindered her activities quite frequently. She complained often of having "the headache" or having to stay in bed most of the day. The problem is seen in her other diaries as well.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains Ami S. Matthews' personal diary written in 1865. It describes her life as a married woman. It reports such activities as sewing and making clothing, going to church, and spending time with friends.
Box 1 FF 3 Contains Ami S. Matthews' personal diary written in 1966. It describes her life as a married woman and reports many of the same activities as recorded in the previous diaries.
Box 1 FF 4 Contains a note from Mrs. Rice, a dress maker of Akron, written on a business card to Ami, telling her to keep the silver coin until she asked for it back. It also contains a poem written assumably by Ami entitled "The World a Work Shop." Both pieces are undated.