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Harriet Messinger Scripps Diary

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-21

Collection Scope

This collection consists of one diary. On the first page of the diary is written: “Hattie J. Messinger, Detroit, Michigan, April 8th, 1861; Nellie W. Scripps, Detroit, Michigan, September 30, 1874.” The diary entries are by Harriet Messinger and begin April 8, 1861, stop on Sept. 15, 1862, the day before her marriage, then continue for Oct. 1 and 2. Two of the pages have newspaper illustrations pasted over them.

Dates

  • 1861 - 1862

Creator

Access

Access to the collection is unrestricted.

Use

Permission to use collection materials must be requested in writing.

History

Harriet Josephine Messinger was born in Peru, Vt., on 31 December, 1838, daughter of Hiram King and Mary Ann (Warren) Messinger. The family emigrated to Detroit, Michigan in the 1850s. On 16 Sept 1862, she married James Edmund Scripps (1835-1906) in Detroit. They met at a church activity. They had six children: Ellen Warren (1863-1948), Anna Virginia (1866-1953), James Francis (1870-1882), Harriet Mary (1873-1875), Grace Messinger (1878-1971), and William Edmund (1882-1952). She died on March 7, 1933.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (1 MS)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Harriet Josephine Messinger (1838-1933) married James Edmund Scripps (1835-1906) in 1862. They had six children: Ellen Warren (1863-1948), Anna Virginia (1866-1953), James Francis (1870-1882), Harriet Mary (1873-1875), Grace Messinger (1878-1971), and William Edmund (1882-1952). Ellen Warren Scripps married George Gough Booth and together they founded Cranbrook. This collection consists of one diary.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one diary.

Acquisition

Donated by Henry Scripps Booth, 9 December 1985.

Related Materials

James E. Scripps Papers (1987-01)

Ellen Warren Scripps Booth Papers (1981-03)

Henry S. and Carolyn F. Booth Papers (1982-05)

Processing History

Processed by Cheri Y. Gay, 2013.
Title
Guide to the Harriet Messinger Scripps Diary
Status
Completed
Author
Cheri Y. Gay
Date
2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Edition statement
Resource record created by Laura MacNewman.

Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository

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