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Sarah Frances Smiley diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-074
This collection includes two original, handwritten diaries of Sarah Frances Smiley. The first diary is dated the summer of 1857, the second dated 1859. Entries describe Quaker meetings, and Smiley’s ongoing struggles with her religious conviction and her dedication to God.

Dates

  • 1857-1859

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Extent

0.083 Linear Feet (2 volumes)

Biographical note

Sarah Frances Smiley was born in Vassalboro, ME. She was brought among Quakers, became convinced, and joined Friends at an unknown date. In 1866, she was recorded a minister. Smiley wrote an evangelical essay, “Who is He? An appeal to those who regard with any doubt the name of Jesus. . .” in 1868. She withdrew from Friends, resigned her membership, and received water baptism in New York in 1872, though she did not join another denomination. Sarah Frances Smiley died at about 87, in 1917.

Source: Dictionary of Quaker Biography

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC 950.303 Essays, sermons, & lectures
  • MC 975.05.009 Sarah Frances smiley signature album
  • MC 1177 Addition to the Cadbury-Brown papers
  • MC 1170 Cope-Evans family papers
  • MC 1113 Smiley family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Title
Sarah Frances Smiley diary, 1857-1859
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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