No Diary or journal is known to have been left by any of my female ancestors.
I have though inherited a series of letters from my Grandmother to me. They are currently in the box that once contained writing paper. The box is not terribly big, about 15 inches by about 10 inches or thereabouts. The box sits in my study and each day I go into the study I wonder just when I will be able to open the box and read the letters?
My Grandmother passed away in 1995 and I still can not read the letters, nothing, but nothing will compensate the fact that she is not here.
It does not matter that some of the letters are rambling, or that the writing is all over the page, due to her mind being affected by the illness and her eyesight. They were her letters to me and I will always treasure them.