Guide to the Mary M. Metsker Diary 1889 March - 1894 December
Cage 3043

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Metsker, Mary M.
Title
Mary M. Metsker Diary
ID
Cage 3043
Date [inclusive]
1889 March - 1894 December
Extent
1.0 folder
General Physical Description note
.05 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a single item, a bound volume including a diary maintained by Mary Metsker from 1889 to 1894.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Mary M. Metsker Diary, 1889-1894

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Mary Margaret Harding (1860-1933) was born in Indiana to William and Mary (Sering) Harding. She married John L. Metsker (1860-1950), also of Indiana, circa 1884. They settled in Whitman County, Washington, in the Pullman area, where they engaged in farming and livestock operations, including the livestock firm Metsker and Klemgard. Mary was a teacher in local rural schools, and was active in the Rebekahs, a fraternal organization, and other community groups, including a sewing club.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a single item, a bound volume including a diary maintained by Mary Metsker from 1889 to 1894. In brief entries, she recorded daily activities, including her work as a teacher, domestic chores, visits, and events at the Metsker home and farm properties. Other pages of the volume contain handwritten songs, poems, notes, and recipes. Prior to Mrs. Metsker using the volume as a diary, it was used as a register for the Hotel Excelsior.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2013

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Mrs. C. O. Kellogg donated this diary to the Washington State University Libraries in 1944.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Cheryl Gunselman.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

John L. Metsker Papers, 1888-1904 (Cage 3071).

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Idaho -- Moscow
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- Washington (State) -- Pullman
  • Home and Family
  • Idaho
  • Pioneers
  • Pioneers -- Washington (State) -- Whitman County -- Diaries
  • Washington (State)

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