Manuscript Group 1531, Guide to Florence M. Disbrow Diary 1908-1909

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Access Points
Administrative Information
Bibliography

Container List

Diary


Guide to Florence M. Disbrow Diary
1908-1909
MG 1531

The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
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Email: library@jerseyhistory.org
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by Alicia Santoliquido.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. May 2005.Production of the EAD 2002 version of
this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Disbrow, Florence M., 1892-1918
Title: Florence M. Disbrow
Diary
Dates 1908-1909
Abstract: Consists of a single diary written by sixteen-year-old Newark resident, Florence M. Disbrow.
Quantity: .01 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: MG 1531

Biographical Note

Florence May Disbrow, the daughter of Emma L. Trowbridge (1869-1952) and William H. Disbrow (1868-1931) was born on August 6, 1892. The family lived on East Kinney Street in Newark, New Jersey and Florence attended the Washington Street School. She had one brother, Harry Lindsley Disbrow (1898-1974). Florence Disbrow married William R. Ruppert on November 27, 1917, and the couple had one son, Kenneth William Ruppert (b. January 10, 1918). Six months later, on June 3, 1918, Kenneth Ruppert died of cholera. Both William and Florence Ruppert died during the flu epidemic later that same year, he on October 20, 1918 and she three days later on October 23.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of Florence Disbrow’s diary, kept from December 28, 1908 to December 31, 1909. In it she gives a daily account of her activities, largely mentioning friends and social activities. Among her outings are trips to band concerts, dressing up for Halloween, shopping in town, evening lectures, and socials. Although Disbrow was a student, her comments about school are generally restricted to mentioning that she was there all day.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.

Subject Names:

Disbrow, Florence M., 1892-1918.

Subject Topics:

Students–New Jersey–Newark.
Teenaged girls–New Jersey–Newark.
Teenagers–New Jersey–Newark.
Teenagers–Social life and customs.

Subject Places:

Newark (N.J.)

Document Types:

Diaries.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1531, Florence M. Disbrow Diary, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The diary was the gift of Shirley Disbrow Leclair, Florence Disbrow Ruppert’s niece, in January of 2001.

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Bibliography

Disbrow Family File — New Jersey Historical Society

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Container List

Diary
Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Florence M. Disbrow diary 1908-1909

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