Evans, Hannah Bacon
- Existence: 1839 - 1939
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The letters of Hannah Bacon Evans (1839-1939) written almost exclusively to her niece, Edith Wistar Stokes Silver (1873-1949) offering a picture of the life of an unmarried Quaker woman in Philadelphia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Also letters to other family members, primarily on family life, but also missionary work and other topics. The letters have been transcribed.
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the single handwritten diary of Sarah "Sallie" Wistar. Early entries describe Sallie's classes and studies in her efforts to earn her high school diploma, while later entries describe social calls, illnesses in the family and other family news, as well as Sallie's responsibilities as the eldest daughter living at home.