Diary, bill, and letter belonging to Almira Pitts, a single woman teaching school in Columbia, Pa. In her diary (1827 Apr. 30-June 18) Miss Pitts described her feelings and activities in detail. She often expressed loneliness and melancholy, much of it having to do with "Thomas," in whom she had a romantic interest and from whom she was separated. Miss Pitts described her activities in the homes in which she boarded, and expressed her boredom with teaching school, "in my usual mode, whipping and scolding." Diary is bound in newsprint bearing an ad for school textbooks of the period and other school supplies. Collection includes a letter (1864) to Miss Pitts from her sister and a school bill (1841) naming 5 students and their fees.