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Sarah Wistar diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-088

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised 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.

Dates

  • 1857-1859

Creator

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

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

Biographical Note

Sarah Wistar (1839-1920) was born February 14, 1839, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet (1 volume)

Language

English

Overview

Early diary 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.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • HC.MC.950.192 Edward Rhoads papers
  • HC.MC.975.01.048 Jane Rhoads Morris journal
  • HC.MC.975.01.057 William G. Rhoads diary
  • HC.MC.975.02.031 Rhoads & Wing letterbook
  • HC.MC.975.03.008 Sarah Wistar Cope commonplace books
  • HC.MC.1011 Robert B. Haines, III
  • HC.MC.1022 Marmaduke Cooper Cope papers
  • HC.MC.1140 Morris Wistar Wood papers
  • HC.MC.1191 Morris-Shinn-Maier collection
  • HC.MC.1211 Sarah Wistar Rhoads family papers

Processing Information

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