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Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild diary

Collection MS-2013-016: Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild diary


  • Creation: 1845 - 1865


Diary of Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild, detailing her daily life in Brookline, Massachusetts, as the wife of homeopathic doctor Charles Wild. Wild discusses housekeeping, finances, and marital discord, as well as her reading, occasional travels, and circle of friends and family. The volume includes 12 pages of a diary by her mother, Mary Throop Cushing Rhodes.


Restrictions on Access

Open for research; digital version also available. Volume is fragile and should be used with care.

Restrictions on Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild

Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild was born in 1799 in Providence, Rhode Island to William Nehemiah Rhodes and Mary Throop Cushing Rhodes. In 1819 she married homeopathic doctor Charles Wild and they settled in Brookline, Massachusetts. They had at least one son, Edward, who fought for the Union in the Civil War.

Mary Throop Cushing Rhodes

Mary Throop Cushing Rhodes was born 1775, married William Nehemiah Rhodes in 1796, and had seven children, among them Mary Johanna Rhodes Wild. She died in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1850.


.5 Linear Feet (1 container) : 1 volume; circa 110 pages ; 19 cm

Language of Materials



Purchased from Ian Brabner, Bookseller (2012).

Existence of digital copies

This item has been digitized and is available online; a link is included in the inventory.

Related Materials

Charles Wild papers, Center for the History of Medicine, Countway Library, Harvard University.

Materials Specific Details

Fair. Binding is loose, pages are folded and torn, and an oversewn insert is hanging by a thread. Earlier mercantile account entries from the 1830s were excised.



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Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States