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Harriet Ann Thatcher Preston diary

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Harriet Ann Thatcher Preston diary (MSS SC 1381).  This handwritten and bound diary dates from late 1872-mid 1873, and describes daily events from Preston’s life, including an account of a train trip from Utah to the East that Preston took with her …

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VBM 5: Leaving winter behind

January’s selection for the Victorian Book of the Month series is inspired by the cold and snowy weather here in Provo, or at least the desire to escape it: A Winter Pilgrimage by H. Rider Haggard. Haggard is most famous for his adventure novels of Africa, like King Solomon’s Mines and She (which provided escapist fare for …

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