Lydia Cooke diaries
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.
- Cooke, Lydia Barton (Person)
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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.
0.125 Linear Feet (2 volumes)
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.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed July, 2015.
- Lydia Cooke diaries, 1815-1829
- Kara Flynn
- July, 2015
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