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George Iden Daybooks

 Collection
Identifier: SFHL-RG5-259

Scope and Contents

The thirty-four daybooks contain daily notes on farm life in Cayuga County, N.Y., in the second half of the nineteenth century: crops and livestock, financial accounts, weather, and some personal notes. Organized chronologically.

Dates

  • 1859-1898

Creator

Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to Friends Historical Library All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in to the Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf Friends Historical Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

George Iden was a Hicksite Quaker farmer of Sherwood, Cayuga County, New York. He was born 2 month 26 1820, the son of Greenfield and Amie Iden of Buckingham Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania. In 1823, the family transferred to Scipio Monthly Meeting in Cayuga County. On 1st month 30, 1882, he married Jane Elizabeth Cox/Cock (1835-1917) of Rochester Monthly Meeting. She was the daughter of Reese and Charity Cox. George Iden was active in Scipio Monthly Meeting and served as an Elder. He died 1 mo, 18, 1897.

Extent

0.41 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language

English

Overview

George Iden (1820-1897) was a Hicksite Quaker farmer of Sherwood, Cayuga County, New York. He married Jane Elizabeth Cox/Cock (1835-1917) in 1882. George Iden was active in Scipio Monthly Meeting and served as an Elder. The collection contains thirty-four daybooks with daily notes on farm life in the second half of the nineteenth century: crops and livestock, financial accounts, weather, and some personal notes.

Physical Location

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donor: New York Yearly Meeting, 1997
Title
Finding aid for George Iden Daybooks, 1859-1898
Author
FHL staff
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

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