Belle Robinson diary, 1875-1877

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Title

Belle Robinson diary, 1875-1877

Subject

Children; Girls

United States -- Iowa -- Dubuque

1870-1880

Description

Diary kept by Belle Robinson (1862-1887), of Dubuque, Iowa. The middle child of three sisters, Belle’s personality was shaped by her family's focus on education and equality. Her father, Frank, was a lawyer with a private practice in Dubuque. Her mother, Laura, was an early member of the Dubuque Ladies’ Literary Association, one of the first women’s clubs in the United States. She also fought for women's suffrage.

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Belle died in 1887, ten years after she completed her diary. She had a long battle with what was probably tuberculosis. She was 25 years old.

Creator

Robinson, Belle, 1862-1887

Publisher

University of Iowa. Libraries. Iowa Women's Archives

Date

1875

2006-11

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given. U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this item. Commercial use or distribution of this digital object is not permitted without written permission of the Iowa Women's Archives.

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