Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Lillie Holliday of Topeka, Kansas

Diary written in 1876 by Lillie Holliday of Topeka, Kansas is up for sale on Ebay Item number: 220422605105. The diary is completely filled with entries for each day of the year. It was written when Lillie was 21-years old. Also included are letters from later in Lillie’s life, many written by leading citizens of Topeka. Along with the diary are several letters and mementos that Lillie kept until her death. Some were very moving letters of condolence for the loss of her husband, mortally injured in a train accident in 1896 at the age of 44.

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