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Sarah Upton Bowerman diary

Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-008

Scope and Content note

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.


  • 1841-1868


Use Restrictions

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

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.


0.0040 Linear Feet (1 volume)




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

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Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August 2015.
Sarah Upton Bowerman diary, 1841-1868
Kara Flynn
August 2015
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