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Historian to talk about 19th-century women's diaries Oct. 4

Sep 22, 2016
Tina McCallum, circa 1897.

Warren — Karin Larson will give a talk about the lives of three 19th-century Warren women at the next meeting of the Warren Historical Society, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. at 225 Main St.

The talk is based on three diaries written in different eras of the 19th century. Mary Webb's 1850s diary was written when she was 30 years old living in Boston and running a boarding house with her mother and sister, Tina McCallum's 1890 diary was written when she was a 16-year-old student at Coburn Classical Institute in Waterville and Barbara Wentworth's 1880 diary was written when she was 70 years old and was reminiscing about her life.

Larson will explore the lives of these three women and how their different experiences of education, culture, religion and travel shaped them. The meeting is free and the public is welcome to attend. Refreshments to be served after the talk. For more information, call 273-3154 or email

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