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26 January 2011 @ 03:29 pm
I love this.  
Diary of a Marriage: Sophia (1809–1871) and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804–1864). Newlyweds Sophia Peabody and Nathaniel Hawthorne chose to keep a diary together, making a joint record of intimate life in their new home.


What a lovely idea.


In a different key entirely--but still amazing--John Ruskin's diary:

Fighting for Sanity: John Ruskin (1819–1900). After recovering from a psychotic break, English critic John Ruskin was determined to remain stable and continue to work. He tracked his health in his diary.

cschellscschells on January 27th, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
The Hawthorne diary is really, really lovely--thanks for sharing! (I haven't clicked on the other yet--I'm sure it's very nice, too! *g*)
tempestsarekind: books and flowerstempestsarekind on January 27th, 2011 08:17 pm (UTC)
Well, "nice" might not be the right word. :) But it is very interesting!