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Nolf (Mary) Diaries and Correspondence
SPC.2018.051  
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Series I: Diaries, Autograph and Calendar Books 1831-1912 1881-1912

Physical Description: 7 folders
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

The Diaries, Autograph and Calendar Books series comprises of Mary Nolf's seven diaries, one calendar book and one autograph book and her sister Angie Nolf Geibel's two autograph books. Three of Mary's diaries also have ephemera, such as newspaper clippings, pressed flowers, a negative, flyers and more, tucked between the pages.
box 1, folder 1

Mary Nolf Diaries (1/4) April 1, 1889 - April 24, 1904 April 1, 1889 - December 14, 1891 December 15, 1891 - March 12, 1899 March 23, 1899 - April 24, 1904

Scope and Contents

This folder includes three small diaries, in which the first diary dates from April 1, 1889 - December 14, 1891, the second diary dates from December 15, 1891 - March 12, 1899 and the third diary dates from March 23, 1899 - April 24, 1904.
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Mary Nolf Diary (2/4) May 5, 1904 - December 3, 1906

Biographical / Historical

In her August 1, 1905 entry, Mary wrote about visiting the Venice Auditorium to hear a lecture on women's rights given by Susan B. Anthony and another lecture on "the new man" given by someone named Anna Shaw.

Scope and Contents

Includes the diary and items folded between the pages, such as newspaper clippings, a small photograph of a young man, pressed flowers, a 3.5 x 3.5 black and white negative of presumably two women, a flyer for an event about war ships, a hand-written note, a piece of cloth, a letter, a ticket and more.
box 1, folder 3

Mary Nolf Diary (3/4) December 4, 1907 - September 4, 1909

Scope and Contents

Includes the diary and items folded between the pages, such as a pressed flower and leaves, a feather, a stamp, newspaper clippings, hand-written notes, pieces of fabric and lace and more.
box 1, folder 4

Mary Nolf Diary (4/4) September 11, 1909 - June 3, 1912

Biographical / Historical

In her January 18, 1910 entry, Mary briefly wrote about the time when she and her sister Margaret went to Dominguez Park where they witnessed Glenn Curtiss and Louis Paulhan's flight at the Los Angeles International Aviation Meet.

Scope and Contents

Includes the diary and items folded between the pages, such as pressed leaves, hand-written notes, newspaper clippings, and stamps.
box 1, folder 5

Mary Nolf Calendar Book 1885

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Mary Nolf Autograph Book July 31, 1831 - June 20, 1896 1880-1886

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Angie Nolf Geibel Autograph Books 1881 - 1886 1881 - 1884 1884 - 1886

Scope and Contents

Includes two autograph book in which the first autograph book dates from 1881-1884 and the second autograph book dates from 1884-1886.
 

Series II: Correspondence and Papers 1885-1939 1885-1904

Physical Description: 26 folders
Language of Material: English.

Scope and Contents

The Correspondence and Papers series mainly comprises of letters and postcards written between Mary, her sisters, family members and possibly friends and also includes a receipt, cards, an invitation, a recipe, empty envelopes and blank postcards.
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Letters to her sisters, from Margaret Nolf June 21, 1890 - November 14, 1891

Scope and Contents

Includes two letters.
box 1, folder 9

Letters to her sisters, from Angie Nolf Geibel September 8, 1894 - October 21, 1896, undated

Scope and Contents

Includes four letters.
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Letters to his sisters, from William Nolf December 23, 1904, November 23, 1906

Scope and Contents

Includes two letters.
box 1, folder 11

Letters to her sisters-in-law, from Marie Nolf October 30, 1903, February 2, 1904

Scope and Contents

Includes two leters.
box 1, folder 12

Letters to Mary Nolf, from Margaret Nolf April 16, 1888, September 11, 1893

Biographical / Historical

In her letter dated September 11, 1893, Margaret wrote about her visit to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago with her their sister Angie. She wrote about Lincoln Park, flowers, animals and lagoons.

Scope and Contents

Includes two letters.
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Letter to Mary Nolf, from Angie Nolf Geibel September 8, 1893

Biographical / Historical

In her letter, Angie wrote about her visit to the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago with their sister Margaret. She discussed activities that they did and complains of long lines and crowds. The stationary she used also happens to be from the ladies reading and writing room.
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Letter to Mary Nolf, from William Nolf April 3, 1890

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Letters to Mary Nolf, from Aunt Margaret Bohler February 10, 1884 - January 9, 1892

Scope and Contents

Includes three leters.
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Letter to Mary Nolf, from Uncle P.R. Bohler September 27, 1885

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Letters to Mary Nolf, from John L. Gibbin July 27, 1888, November 17, 1889

Biographical / Historical

John L. Gibbin was Mary's cousin.

Scope and Contents

Includes two leters.
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Letters to Mary Nolf, from Indiana R. Loomis July 12, 1888, April 21, 1904

Biographical / Historical

Indiana R. Loomis was Mary's cousin.

Scope and Contents

Includes two letters.
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Letter to Mary Nolf, from unnamed aunt or uncle January 11, 1889

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Letter to Mary Nolf, from Emma August 21, 1887

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Postcards to Mary Nolf February 5, 1910 - February 21, 1910

Scope and Contents

Includes three postcards from different friends or acquaintances.
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Letter to William Nolf, from Aaron Nolf August 6, 1900

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Letters to unknown, from William Nolf circa 1890 - 1910

Scope and Contents

Includes two letters
box 1, folder 24

Letter to Marie Nolf, from Aunt Margaret Bohler November 23, 1897

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Letter to Margaret Nolf, from Bella February 8, 1898

Biographical / Historical

Bella was a Margaret's cousin.
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Letter to Angie Nolf Geibel, from Mary Nolf March 10, 1895

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Letter and postcard to Angie Nolf Geibel, from Martin E. Geibel September 30, 1919, August 21, 1932

Biographical / Historical

Martin E. Geibel was Angie's husband.
box 1, folder 28

Angie Nolf Geibel receipt April 4, 1939

box 1, folder 29

Martin E. Geibel invitation and cards February 22, 1933, undated

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Letter to unknown, from Colleta September 16, 1906

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Letters to unknown, from unknown circa 1880 - 1910

Scope and Contents

Includes two letters.
box 1, folder 32

Copy of a recipe undated

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Empty envelopes and blank postcards February 5, 1888 - October 26, 1896, undated