Image description: The diaries of Selina Richard Schroeder, written when she was a teenager, gives the reader a wonderful insight into the late 19th century adolescent world. Selina was the daughter of Louisa and Gilliat Schroeder. In the diaries, she shows concerns not unlike of teens of today. In 1889 she writes, “I am going to be still more careful about who sees this book than I was with the last, and unless it is absolutely necessary, no one shall ever open it but myself and my chum Edith L. Speyers.” She also occasionally wrote in code.
This digital record contains images that depict the entirety of Selina's 1888 diary.