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The Resource Aunt Emily's diaries, edited and compiled by Cindy Metsker Hayes

Aunt Emily's diaries, edited and compiled by Cindy Metsker Hayes

Label
Aunt Emily's diaries
Title
Aunt Emily's diaries
Statement of responsibility
edited and compiled by Cindy Metsker Hayes
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aunt Emily's Diaries are the journals of Emily Wheeler Spencer, who lived and flourished in the northern Indiana village of Kendallville in the 1800s until her death in 1915 at age 89. Through her personal writings she shares stories of heartache, loyalty and perseverance that are endearing, timeless and inspiring. During her lifetime Emily championed women rights and equality for all citizens. She and her husband, Edward Spencer, helped rear seven children, some related and some not, over a span of a few decades. As they prospered, they gave back to their community of Kendallville; one of their most enduring gifts was the landmark Spencer Opera House built in 1890. It could seat 800 and had both gas and electric lighting. Today it's known as The Strand and has the distinction of being one of the oldest continuously operating theatres in the United States. As Emily relates in her diaries, the Spencer home was a popular gathering place for friends and relatives. She captured her daily experiences in diaries that she wrote throughout her adulthood, 17 of which have been passed down to family members. Her great-great-great niece Cindy Metsker Hayes transcribed the diaries for this book in 2015, at the centennial of her Aunt Emily's death. The diaries are an invitation for an “old fashion” visit with Emily as she shares the story of her life
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Spencer, Emily Wheeler
Dewey number
921
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Hayes, Cindy Metzger
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  • Spencer, Emily Wheeler
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Aunt Emily's diaries, edited and compiled by Cindy Metsker Hayes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes family tree
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21095774
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781530810475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Aunt Emily's diaries, edited and compiled by Cindy Metsker Hayes
Publication
Note
Includes family tree
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21095774
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781530810475
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      813 E. Main St., Albion, IN, 46701, US
      41.396075 -85.41489

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