Mahlon Day papers
Scope and Contents
Other day family materials include letters of Mary K. Day (1852-54), letters of Edward M. Day (1854-58), letters (1847-77) journals of Anna B. Day (166-67, 1877, 1890?) documenting trips to Europe, and letters (1854) and a commonplace book (1840) of Susan B. Day.
Miscellaneous letters include sympathy letters on the death of Mahlon Day, other miscellaneous writings, inclding poetry, and genealogical information on Days and Thurstons.
Thurston family materials include letters from 1767 to 1906, and an account book (1879-90) and ship's log (1868-79)of William Thurston, Jr.
There are photographs (including daguerreotypes), drawings, and silhouettes of Days and Thurstons, drawings, including two by Joseph John Gurney and Amelia Mott Gummere, and a 1936 photo album.
- Day, Mahlon (Person)
Day, born in Morristown, New Jersey, on August 27, 1790, was the son of Samuel and Nancy Day and brother of Stephen Munson, Samuel Jr., Susan, Phoebe, Abraham, Jared, Jehiel, Ira, and Nancy Jr. In 1815, he married Mary Kerr. Their children were Mary Jr., Sarah, Anna, Susan, Edward, and Jane. This latter Jane married William Thurston; thus the small collection of Thurston letters, documents, and photographs among these papers.
In 1839-1840, Day traveled to the West Indies with Joseph John Gurney, a Quaker minister and anti-slavery advocate.
In 1854, when Mahlon Day, his wife Mary, and daughter Susan were returning from England, their ship, the Arctic, was rammed by another boat. The Arctic sank, taking the three Days with it. There are letters of sympathy in this collection, primarily to the Day children.
1.5 Linear Feet (3 boxes)
Series I. Mahlon Day
- Subseries I
- Subseries II
Series II. Day Family
- Subseries I
- Mary K. Day
- Subseries II
- Edward M. Day
- Subseries III
- Anna B. Day
- Subseries IV
- Susan B. Day
Newspaper clippings and pamphlet of the Women's Prison Association, 1855, to PG6.
Obituaries of Joseph John Gurney and genealogical chart of the Gurney family to PG6.
Two colored flower drawings by Jane R. Day to 988 A-R.
Large engravings of Joseph John Gurney and Elizabeth Gurney Fry to 988 B-R.
Fry, Elizabeth Gurrey. Texts for every day of the year. New York: Mahlon Day, 1839. OCLC 48886668.
Horsley, Samuel. Book of Psalms. London: 1833. OCLC 2650564.
Macduff, John. Words of Jesus. New York: Robert Carter and Brothers, 1854. OCLC 6618463.
Texts..., 1856. (Not Mahlon Day imprint)
Watts, Isaac. Divine Songs. New York: Mahlon Day, 1837. OCLC 210136907.
Mason, John. Treatise on Self Knowledge. Boston: J. Loring, 1833. OCLC 5057779.
Bible. London: John Field, 1658.
Aikin, John. The calendar of nature. London: Baldwin, 1835. OCLC 84979916.
Ely, Aaron. A School Dictionary of selected words. New York: Mahlon Day, 1833. OCLC 20080725.
- Mahlon Day papers, 1787-1936
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