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Dr. Edward I. and Emily Almira Cozzen Rich Diaries

Identifier: MS-074


This collection contains 74 diaries of Dr. Edward Rich and his wife Almira. They begin in 1892 and run through 1965. The bulk of this collection centers on Almira's diaries that run from 1897-1947. During that time she documented her personal life and the medical practice of Edward, the community of Ogden and national events such as the outbreaks of WWI and WWII. The diaries also include newspaper and magazine clippings, memorabilia and pins.


  • Creation: 1892 - 1965

Biographical / Historical

Emily Almira Rich is the daughter of Emily Almira Merrill Cozzens and John Cozzens and was born May 7, 1871 at Montepelier, Idaho. She was married April 9, 1894 in the Salt Lake Temple to Dr. Edward Israel Rich and to this union seven were born, five daughters and two sons. Mrs. Rich lived in Ogden Utah until her death.


17 Boxes

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Box 1 1892-1897

Box 2 1898-1908

Box 3 1909-1917

Box 4 1918-1925

Box 5 1926-1929

Box 6 1930-1935

Box 7 1935-1939

Box 8 1940-1942

Box 9 1942-1947

Box 10 1948-1951

Box 11 1952-1954

Box 12 1955-1957

Box 13 1958-1959

Box 14 1960-1962

Box 15 1963-1965

Box 16 Miscellaneous items

Box 17 Notebook of Edward I. RIch 1963-1967, Scrapbook

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Repository Details

Part of the WSU Stewart Library Special Collections Repository

3921 Central Campus Drive Dept 2901
Ogden UT 84408