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Jane Rhoads Morris journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-048

Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of a copy of the handwritten pages, as well as a typed transcript, of the journal of Jane Rhoads Morris. Morris's journal was written for her family at home during her trip to Canada during August and September, 1889. Her daily entries describe, in detail, her experiences camping in the Canadian wilderness, accompanied by her cousins and Indigenous people they employed to paddle them in canoes to and from each campsite, as well as interactions with Indigenous people the group meets during their travels. Morris also describes her male cousins fishing and hunting bear and various water fowl.

Dates

  • 1889

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Biographical Note

Jane Rhoads Morris (1870-1950) was a Quaker woman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on May 1, 1870, the daughter of William G. Rhoads and Sarah W. Wistar. In 1897, Jane married Marriott Canby Morris, and the couple had three children: Elliston Perot Morris, born 1899, Marriott Canby Morris, born 1900, and Janet Morris, born 1907. Jane Rhoads Morris died March 24, 1950.

Extent

0.0080 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Jane Rhoads Morris's journal was written for her family at home during her trip to Canada during August and September, 1889. Her daily entries describe, in detail, her experiences camping in the Canadian wilderness, accompanied by her cousins and Indigenous people they employed to paddle them in canoes to and from each campsite, as well as interactions with Indigenous people the group meets during their travels.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.975.01.038 William Kennard diary
  • HC.MC.975.07.070 "Among the Red Indians"
  • HC.MC.975.08.018 Morris family financial records
  • HC.MC.1008 Morris-Sansom family papers
  • HC.MC.1211 Sarah Wistar Rhoads family papers

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
Title
Jane Rhoads Morris journal, 1889
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
July, 2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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