Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project
Marion Lawrence Peabody’s exceptional, twelve-volume diary, which she kept throughout her long life (1875-1968), has sat, for the most part, collecting dust at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Appointed as Peabody’s editor by the New England Women’s Diaries Project and having signed a book contract with Northeastern University Press (2004), I plan to bring Peabody’s words to light. Her voice deserves to be heard and examined. Engaging, vivacious, and introspective, this upper class Bostonian left a detailed record of her world and her sense of self. Though we already think we know about upper class, urban women; in fact few of their “actual” words and little substantial scholarship is in print. With grant funding, I will broaden the scope of the project through additional reading and archival research, and then revise and submit the final manuscript to Northeastern University Press in September 2004.
Lowe, Margaret (2004). Marion Lawrence Peabody Diary Project. CARS Summer Grants. Item 123.