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Lydia Cooke diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-014

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of two original, handwritten volumes of Lydia Cooke's diaries. Entries include prayers, poems, descriptions of domestic duties, social calls from family and friends, Quaker meetings, and discussions of the health of her husband and children. Cooke's diaries also feature religious reflections, potentially concerning the seperation between Orthodox and Hicksite.

Dates

  • 1815-1829

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Lydia Barton Cooke (ca. 1774-1831) was a Philadelphia Quaker. Lydia Cooke married John Cooke, a Quaker. The couple had six children; Thomas Wistar, Mary, Elisha, John, Barton, and Lydia. She became a convinced Quaker in 1806. According to Quaker Meeting Minutes, in 1828 Lydia withdrew from the Philadelphia Monthly Meeting to join a separate Quaker meeting. Lydia Cooke was disowned for joining the Hicksites as of February 28, 1828. Lydia Cooke died on May 31, 1831, at the age of 57 and was buried in a Friends burial ground in Frankford, Pennsylvania.

Extent

0.125 Linear Feet (2 volumes)

Language

English

Overview

Lydia Barton Cooke was a Philadelphia Quaker who joined the Hicksites in 1828. Diary entries include prayers, poems, descriptions of domestic duties, social calls from family and friends, Quaker meetings, and discussions of the health of her husband and children. Cooke's diaries also feature religious reflections, potentially concerning the separation between Orthodox and Hicksite.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.1184 Families of Philadelphia collection
  • HC.MC.975.01.025 Amy Fenimore diary

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
Title
Lydia Cooke diaries, 1815-1829
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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