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Quite Happy but Very Quiet

[Final EBW diary entry, written by daughter Annie Wells Cannon:] Mother Had a fine bath this morning and felt pretty well all day. . . The family were home all the afternoon and we had a pleasant day though very quiet. Mother was quite happy but very quiet most of the day. (1 August 1920)



The diaries of Emmeline B. Wells provide a window into the life of one of the most influential Latter-day Saint women in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the diaries she is both historymaker, as she meets with presidents and works with national suffrage leaders, and historian, as she documents noteworthy events, daily interactions with her family and members of her community, and her adversities and faith. The diaries are a record of her perceptions and philosophies, and they are valuable not only to historians but also to those simply curious about this remarkable woman and the time in which she lived.

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