Wilmetta J. Ellis was born in Kansas in 1870. Collection consists of a diary written by "Metta" Ellis which contains a daily record of her home, work, and social life. Includes descriptions of the social life of young single people in Boise and rural Ada County in the 1890s, particularly those living on the Valley Road (State Street) west of Boise; her teaching experiences in Ada County and Ola, Idaho; many sewing projects; her first engagement and its dissolution; and President Benjamin Harrison’s visit to Idaho in 1891. Metta Ellis later married William O. Powell. She died in 1941.
The diary is one volume and is 236 pages long.
Forms part of the McCain Collection for Western Life.
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Collection is available for research.Alternative Forms Available :
Archive also holds a photocopy of the diary and a typed transcript.Preferred Citation :
[item description], Metta Ellis Powell Diary, Boise State University Special Collections and Archives.