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Diary and Financial Records of Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm

    These are the diaries of Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm (1845-1918) who emigrated from her homeland of Iceland to Canada in 1876, where she lived for 13 years. Her surviving diaries span only the period from February 1889 to June 1890, the period during which she returned to Reykjavík, Iceland, to advance her career as an author. Also preserved are financial records from 1887 and 1888, when she lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and supported herself independently through her work as a teacher. She was a widow at the time she emigrated to Canada and never remarried.

    Original source name : Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm skáldkona-dagbókarbrot og viðskiptabók
    English translation : Diary and Financial Records of Torfhildur Þorsteinsdóttir Hólm
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : diary/memoir
    Reference number : Lbs 3985 4to
    Language(s) : Icelandic
    Geographical coverage : Canada
    Time range : 19thc.
    Year(s) : 1887-1890
    Theme 1 : art and culture
    Theme 2 : economy
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    Publication(s) : Finnur Sigmundsson, Þjóðsögur og sagnir (Reykjavík: Almenna bókafélagið, 1962).
    Archive name : Landsbókasafn Íslands—Háskólabókasafn
    Archive name (English) : National and University Library of Iceland
    Archive address : Arngrímsgötu 3, 107 Reykjavík, Iceland
    City : Reykjavík
    Country : Iceland
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