Mary Robinson Conner Diaries, 1943-1957
About the Project
Ever wonder what it was like to grow up on a farm, the daily life, the work, the good times? These diaries from the Robinson and Via Family Papers are particularly vivid for detail of the daily operations of farming and family life during a time of increased farm mechanization and urbanization in the late 19th and into the 20th century. Each diarist using his or her own unique abbreviations and writing short cuts, details the farming operation on the Robinson farm, Ferndale Farm in Brandywine, Prince George's County, Maryland.