Guide to the Marietta Sanborn Brown Diary, 1880
Collection number: MS 210
About Marietta Sanborn Brown
Marietta was born in Sanbornton, N.H. Sept. 22, 1849 and was the daughter of Joseph
and Sally Lougee. She married John Henry Brown on June 10, 1872 and lived in
Bristol, N.H. He became a prominent Republican politician, was a delegate to the
Republican National Convention in 1896, and served as a presidential elector in
1901. They had no children. She died January 4, 1937, aged 88 years.
About the Marietta Sanborn Brown Diary
This full year’s account of a New Hampshire woman’s activities in 1880 is actually
written in an 1875 diary. It records the weather, her husband Henry’s activities –
he is often away working in the lumber business (he was the proprietor of Sanborn
and Brown Lumber) and as a land surveyor, and her own employment – making hairpieces
(“switches”), doing washing, as well as attending lectures and going to church.
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Marietta Sanborn Brown Diary, 1880, MS 210, Milne Special Collections and
Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.
Purchased: Dan Casavant, Waterville, ME, Mar. 20, 2002 (Accession Number: