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Diary of Agnes Matthilde Adalheide Grandjean Aagaard

    This file contains the private diary of Agnes Aagaard, who immigrated to the Westman Islands in Iceland as a young bride with her Danish husband, the district commissioner, Michael Marius Aagaard (1839-1898). Her diary is among the oldest women’s diaries preserved in Iceland, which she wrote in Danish. It describes her life as an upper-class immigrant woman and the emotional experience of migration to an isolated community where she could communicate with very few other women.

    Original source name : Dagbók Agnesar Matthilde Adalheide Grandjean Aagaards
    English translation : Diary of Agnes Matthilde Adalheide Grandjean Aagaard
    Creator : personal fonds
    Document- type 1 : diary/memoir
    Reference number : Héraðsskjalasafn Vestmannaeyja M-73
    Language(s) : Danish
    Geographical coverage : Iceland
    Time range : 19thc.
    Year(s) : 1874–1891
    Theme 1 : experience of migration
    Link to the item in the catalogue : Partial text available online in Jóhann Gunnar Ólafsson's translation. [,_s%C3%BDslumannsfr%C3%BAar_%C3%AD_Vestmannaeyjum]
    Publication(s) : Jóhann Gunnar Ólafsson,  “Úr dagbókarblöðum Agnesar Aagaards, sýslumannsfrúar í Vestmannaeyjum, ” Sögur og sagnir úr Vestmannaeyjum, 2. ed. (Hafnarfjörður: Skuggsjá, 1966)
    Archive name : Héraðsskjalasafn Vestmannaeyja
    Archive name (English) : Regional Archives of the Westman Islands
    Archive address : Safnahús Vestmannaeyja, Ráðhúströð, 900 Vestmannaeyja, Iceland
    City : Westman Islands
    Country : Iceland
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