More than 120 years ago, a young woman in Lynnfield sat writing
in her journal – with absolutely no way of knowing that somebody in the future would
be trying to use some new-fangled thing called an Internet to sell it for forty bucks.
The diary belonged to Lizzie H. Green, who received it as a Christmas gift from her mother in 1890. The buyer reports that 17 of the 41 pages contain writing, and that the journal itself is made of a velour-type fabric. Interestingly, all of the journal entries are said to be from the 1890s – except for one added on September 29, 1925.
Images at the link below show some of the pages, many of which contain short verses with a religious theme as opposed to any juicy turn of the century type gossip.