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This collection is archived in Manuscripts & Folklife Archives at Western Kentucky University; 270-745-6434;


Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 2295. Diary of Johanna Louisa "Josie" Underwood, the daughter of a prominent Bowling Green, Kentucky family. She records her experiences while living in Scotland, where her father was serving as consul, from 1862 to 1864. She also describes her travel through several European countries and her return to the United States in 1864, when the family spent a year in San Francisco. She writes observantly about places and people, news of the Civil War, and family events. The diary includes a few early entries by her mother and summaries of family members's whereabouts from 1865-1871. Loose items in the diary include family letters and poems.


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