Diaries; 1922-1967, of Eleanor Wormley Perrin of "Goshen," Gloucester County, Va. These forty-five diaries span nearly a half century, from 1922 to 1967, and document life in 20th century Virginia. Perrin's diaries discuss local events, female social life, national events such as wars and politics, hurricanes, the death of family and friends, and other topics. Toward the end of Perrins's life her diary entries increase in length and intimateness, often expressing loneliness and reflecting upon the complexities of life.
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Source: Spotswood Hunnicutt Jones. Gift
John T. Perrin Papers, 1770-1931. 11 boxes. Collection number: Mss. 65 P42
Perrin Family Bibles Collection, ca. 1740-1938. 3 items. Collection number: Mss. 93 P42
William K. Perrin Papers Mss. 95 P42
Eleanor W. Perrin Diaries, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.