Guide to the Hannah Whipple Journal, 1790-1795
Table of Contents
- Collection Summary
- Biographical Note
- Scope and Content Note
- Subject Headings
- Administrative Information
- Access and Use
- Encoding Information
- Container List
|Repository:||Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries|
|Title:||Hannah Whipple Journal|
|Abstract:||Manuscript journal containing expressions of religious thought, possibly written in Hamilton, Massachusetts.|
|Forms of Materials:||Journal|
According to the journal, Hannah Whipple's birthday was April 28th, but no other information is available.
The journal is devoted exclusively to the expression of religious thoughts, and provides an excellent example of the morbid religious sentimentality of the period. It consists of 152 pages, bound in original homemade stiff paper covers, and begins: "Having for some time been exercised with a grievous and distressing bodily disorder, and having likewise been much exercised in mind, I have in compliance with the advice of friends and my own inclinations, taken up a resolution to keep a Journal or in other words to note down the daily thoughts and exercises of my mind, hoping that it may hereafter be advantageous to future ages. Hannah Whipple, Ipswich Hamble, December 2, 1790."
"Ipswich Hamble," may be Ipswich Hamlet, Massachusetts, which was renamed and incorporated as Hamilton in 1793. The entries run from 2 Dec 1790 to 21 June 1795.
This collection is open for research according to the regulations of the Vassar College Archives and Special Collections Library without any additional restrictions.
- Women -- Diaries.
- Women and religion.
- Hamilton (Mass.) -- Religious life and customs.
Encoded by Elizabeth Clarke, August 2007.
Hannah Whipple Journal, Archives and Special Collections Library, Vassar College Libraries.
Original processing date unknown.
Gift of Amy Reed (VC 1892), 1913.
There is no container list currently available for this collection.