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Sarah Upton Bowerman diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-008
This collection is composed of the single, handwritten volume of Sarah Upton Bowerman's diary. The diary begins with a description of Bowerman's childhood and early adulthood. Entries are composed of religious reflection, and descriptions of meetings attended in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, family news, and social calls.

Dates

  • 1841-1868

Creator

Use Restrictions

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

Extent

0.0040 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Biographical note

Sarah Upton Bowerman (1809-?) was born July 30th, 1809 in Hudson, Massachusetts, the daughter of George and Amy Upton. Bowerman's father died when she was an infant, and her widowed mother spent her life teaching school to support the family. When Bowerman left school at 18, she too taught school. While Bowerman joined the Hicksites for a time during the early years of seperation, she later became a Jehovah's witness. Bowerman married Joseph Bowerman.

Acquisition

The Sarah Upton Bowerman diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College, in 1949 by L. Arnold Post.

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Title
Sarah Upton Bowerman diary, 1841-1868
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
August 2015
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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