Diary, Maria Webb

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About this object
a. The diary was written by Maria Webb in 1908. In the diary she records daily happenings on the farm, social events, church services and family members.
Within the pages of the diary are the following:
b. Newspaper cutting, Kathleen Ferrier, singer. Date unknown.
c. Newspaper cutting from the Cambridge Daily News, 4 June 1953 regarding Oarsman's Bride.
d. Newspaper cutting from the Cambridge Daily News, 26 January 1954 titled, Piped-In and Approved. A handwritten note records: We were there last night the Haggis' was very good.
e. Newspaper cutting titled: Gray plodded wearily in Cambridge. Undated.
f. Newspaper cutting titled: The Philharmonic breaks new ground.
g. Newspaper cutting from Cambridge News titled Playing Fields Association. Dated 4 August 1965.
h. Newspaper cutting from the Cambridge Daily News titled Table Talk. Dated June 1953.
i. Newspaper cutting from The Daily Mirror titled: Hundreds of Square miles of England are under water. Dated 2 February 1953.
j. Newspaper cutting titled: The South Africans Tour, cricket, undated.
k. Newspaper cutting from the Cricketer titled: By their colours and other stories. Dated 18 June 1932.
l. Newspaper cutting from the Cricketer titled: Through a woman's eyes. Dated 10 September 1932.
m. Pencil sketch of cliffs and the sea.
n. Pencil sketch of the figure of a man and child.

The printed information in the published diary is at the beginning of the book. It contains advertisements, phases of the moon, postal regulations, telegraph offices, New Zealand Government directory, New Zealand Parliamentary Acts, New Zealand Railways, a list of newspapers published in New Zealand, courses and distances for the whole New Zealand coast, interesting facts about New Zealand, census of New Zealand, population tables and New Zealand customs tariffs.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
Hard cover, handwritten on paper with black ink. Maroon linen cover.
Newspaper clippings - printed on newsprint with black ink.
Sketches - pencil on paper.
Diary: Height x Width: 335 x 215mm
Subject date
Current rights
Credit line
from the estate of Miss Elizabeth Webb
Other number(s)
m99/78, 90511

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