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Extracts from the diary of Lydia Howard de Roth

Description

Three pages from the diary of Lydia Howard de Roth (1891-1971), who was an air raid warden during World War II in the Chelsea neighborhood of London, England from 1939 to 1941. Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland to a family descended from both Francis Scott Key and John Eager Howard, de Roth was an active member in the city's high society as well as dedicated to her career in civil service. These pages from de Roth's diary contain succinct daily entries that describe patrol schedules, helping casualties to safety, and social gatherings.

Date

1940-03

Language(s)

English

Collection Number

MS 1906

Dimensions

9 x 11.5 inches

Extent

3 pages (from 1 unbound volume of numbered pages)

Resource ID

11893

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.