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Motherhood -- United States -- History

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

Lydia Cooke diaries

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-014
Scope and Content note This collection is composed 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's health. Cooke's diaries also feature religious reflections, potentially concerning the seperation between Orthodox and Hicksite.
Dates: 1815-1829

Amy Fenimore diary

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-025
Scope and Content note This collection consists of the single original, handwritten copy of Amy Fenimore’s diary for the years 1803-1840. Diary entries largely focus on prayers and religious reflection, and many describe Quaker meetings, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community. Entries during the years 1832-1833 discuss the Quaker separation between Quaker and Hicksite, or as Fenimore refers to it, the separation between “Friends and orthodox.” Illnesses and medical treatments are also described.
Dates: 1803-1840

Sarah Logan Fisher letterbook

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-02-006
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of the single volume letterbook of Sarah Logan Fisher, and includes personal correspondence. The majority of letters are written to Fisher's family members, including her brother Charles Fisher, her cousin Mary Arch, as well as a number of unnamed cousins, and are largely related to new concerning family and friends, and births, deaths, and marriages within the Quaker community.
Dates: 1783-1788

Anne Moore journal

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-046
Scope and Content note This collection includes a single photocopy of Anne Moore’s journal. Entries detail her travels as a Quaker minister to Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, parts of New England, and England. Entries also provide descriptions of Quaker meetings, visits from Friends, and Moore’s reflections on religion and advice for her children.

Included at the end of the journal are testimonies about Moore by her children, which were read at her funeral and at the Baltimore Quarterly meeting.
Dates: 1756-1786

Margaret Hill Morris diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-049
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten Revolutionary War diary of Margret Hill Morris, as well as a photocopy of the diary of Margaret Hill Morris. The entries detail Morris’s experiences during the early years of the American Revolutionary War, including her fears for her family, the movement through her town of various military groups, including “Tory Hunters,” “Gondola Men,” and Hessian soldiers. Morris also describes her treatment of the sick and injured at surrounding...
Dates: 1776-1778

Katherine T. Paxson journals

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-054
Scope and Content note This collection consists of 15 volumes of Katherine Paxson’s journals. Included inside the journals are pamphlets from Lansdowne Meeting, to-do lists, descriptions of dreams, and excerpts of poems. Entries describe Quaker meetings, prayers and religious reflection, attendance at writing conferences and workshops, as well as visits with family and friends, and daily housework, including preparations for holidays and meal preparation.
Dates: 1971-1995

Shoemaker commonplace books

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-03-035
Scope and Content note This collection is comprised of four volumes of the common place books of various members of the Shoemaker family, including Margaret Wood Shoemaker and Elizabeth Shoemaker. The volumes include advice, reflections, excerpts of letters, prose, and poetry, and excerpts organized by topic, including matrimony, happiness, pleasure, and character.
Dates: 1794-1839

Ann Warder diaries

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-082
Scope and Content note This collection includes three bound volumes of handwritten transcriptions and extracts of Ann Head Warder’s diaries, originally written 1786-1789. The transcriptions were written by later family members during the 19th century. The original diaries encompassed fourteen volumes, and were written “for the perusal” of Ann’s sister, Eliza Head, who remained in England while Ann visited the United States. Diary entries describe Ann’s voyage to America, and her travels within New York and...
Dates: 1786-1789

Ann Cooper Whitall diary

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Identifier: HC.MC-975-01-090
Scope and Content note This collection is composed of the original, handwritten, unbound diary of Ann Cooper Whitall, as well as a single volume typed transcript of the diary. Whitall’s diary was transcribed by Michael C. Osborne in 1976.The majority of diary entries were written between 1760 and 1762, however, there are entries dated as late as 1780. Entries focus on descriptions of Quaker meetings, illnesses within Whitall’s family and community, reflections on religion and the perceived failure of Whitall’s...
Dates: 1760-1780; Majority of material found within 1760 - 1762