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Copy and commonplace book, Melitta Morley Corkins and Mary Corkins, 1824-1885

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSN/EA 8013-1
Scope and Contents The principal creators of this album (and of the miscellaneous sheets bound into it) were Melitta Morley Corkins (b. ca. 1799) and her oldest daughter, Mary (1829-1861). Melitta's dated entries range from 1824 (before her marriage to Joseph Corkins) into the 1830s. Mary's dated entries are from 1843-1845 (around the time her younger sister Sarah began her journal, see MSN 8013-2 below). There are also three pages of family birth, marriage, and death dates, with one entry from as late as...
Dates: 1824-1885

Journal, Sarah Corkins Towslee, Vol. 1, 1844-1854

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSN/EA 8013-2
Scope and Contents The two volumes of Sarah's personal journal contain entries ranging over a period of some sixteen years, from 19 February 1844 (when she was eleven) to ca. 1860. Entries were made sporadically—just how sporadically, it is often difficult to ascertain, for after 1848 dates are generally lacking, making matters of chronology sometimes ambiguous. Many of the entries are of substantial length, however; the entire text runs to perhaps 50,000 words. One of the persistent themes of the text is the...
Dates: 1844-1854

Commonplace book, Sarah Corkins Towslee, circa 1852-1856

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSN/EA 8013-5
Scope and Contents

Prose pieces copied or authored by Sarah, many of a personal or introspective nature.

Dates: circa 1852-1856