HAWLEY, Emily [1838-1888] -- American diarist
a/k/aGILLESPIE, Emily Hawley
Her journals, faithfully written from her twentieth birthday until shortly before her death 30 years later,
recorded in some 2500 pages a unique account of rural Iowa life from the perspective of a farmer's wife.
These journals are condensed in Judy Nolte Lensink's 1989 book,
A Secret to Be Buried: The Diary and Life of Emily Hawley Gillespie, 1858-1888.
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Works by
- Her journal
- Hairflowers ... are artistic compositions of artificial botanicals, made with human hair.
- Works about
- Iowa Women's Hall of Fame Emily's daughter, Sarah, also kept a diary.