|Title||Amy P. S. Stacy Diary |
|Finding Aid Identifier||MsSC 181 |
|Finding Aid Title||STACY, Amy P. S., diary. 1 v. |
|Subject||finding aid; Woman's Christian Temperance Union; Amy P. S. Stacy; Tacoma, WA; Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs; Alaska |
|Abstract||Amy P.S. Stacy traveled to southeast Alaska in July and August 1892. |
|Biography||Amy Peters Sewell Stacy (1839-1912) moved to Tacoma, Washington territory in 1888. She was active in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and responsible for its renewed activism inTacoma. As women's clubs began to proliferate in the 1890s, Mrs. Stacy became a pioneer in the movement and a founder of the
Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs. She worked to establish the President's
Council in Tacoma, it's membership consisting of all of the presidents of the various
women's clubs in the area. She was long involved in benevolent and charitable women's
groups. She died in Tacoma on July 16, 1912.
On July 26, 1892, Mrs. Stacy, in company with her husband, left Tacoma on board the S.S. Topeka, bound for southeast Alaska. An educated and observant woman, she noted many details of the trip, particularly native habits and condition.
|Scope and Content||The Alaska trip portion of her diary occupies the first 39 pages of the volume. It begins on July 25, 1892, with the boarding of the S.S. Topeka in Tacoma. The ship sailed on the 26th. The diary ends on August 3rd at Killisnoo, with a detailed description of native huts and individuals.
The entries are lengthy and descriptive and include observations on shipboard activities,
meals, and passengers. They reveal much about nineteenth century attitudes toward
Pages 50-89 are commentaries on scripture, and appear to be in another later, unidentified
Also included are two letters from Mrs. Stacy. One, to a Mrs. Tripp, is a discussion of the value of, and approaches to, Bible study (1896). The second letter is her 1901
"President's Report to the Aloha Club, 1900-1901".
|Keywords||Amy Peters Sewell Stacy, 1839, 1912, Tacoma, Washington Territory, 1888, Woman's Christian Temperance Union, Washington State Federation of Women's Clubs, President's Council in Tacoma, women's clubs, 1892, S.S. Topeka, Alaska, Killisnoo, shipboard activities, meals, passengers, 19th century, nineteenth century, native peoples, Bible study, President's Report to the Aloha Club, 1900, 1901. |
|Inclusive Dates||1892, 1896, 1901. |
|Volume||1 v., 2 letters |
|Accession number||1965.49 |
|Electronic Publisher||Washington State Historical Society |
|Contributors||Washington State Historical Society |
|Object Type||text/pdf |
|Rights||Property of the Washington State Historical Society – All Rights Reserved |