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Sarah Wistar diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-088

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.


  • May 1857-July 1859


Access Restrictions

The collection is open to research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical note

Sarah Wistar (1839-1920) was born February 14th, 1839, in Philadelphia, Pa, the daughter of Caspar and Lydia J Wistar. On November 28, 1866, she married William G. Rhoads. They were members of Germantown Monthly Meeting. The couple had five children; Jane G. Rhoads (1870), Ethel Rhoads (1871), Edward Rhoads (1873), William G. Rhoads (1876) and Samuel Rhoads (1878). Sarah Wistar Rhoads died on November 3, 1920 at the age of 81.


0.04 Linear Feet (1 volume)





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Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July 2015.
Sarah Wistar diary, 1857-1859
Kara Flynn
July 2015
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