Eliza Fielding was born in 1847 and lived near Athens, Alabama. In this diary (1866 to 1867), she describes her daily life, discussing relationships; domestic duties (such as sewing and weaving); visitors to her home; religious camp meetings; and other activities. Her writings provide a glimpse into the domestic and social world of a young nineteenth-century woman.
Several pages of the diary are torn or water-stained. Scribbles and notes unrelated to the entries have been omitted from this transcription project, but the full diary is available in the ADAH digital collections.