Sarah Upton Bowerman diary
Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041
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Overview and metadata sections
Sarah Upton Bowerman (1809-?) was born July 30, 1809, in Hudson, Massachusetts, the daughter of George and Amy Upton. Bowerman's father died when she was an infant, and her widowed mother spent her life teaching school to support the family. When Bowerman left school at 18, she too taught school. While Bowerman joined the Hicksites for a time during the early years of seperation, she later became a Jehovah's witness. Bowerman married Joseph Bowerman.
This collection is composed of the single, handwritten volume of Sarah Upton Bowerman's diary. The diary begins with a description of Bowerman's childhood and early adulthood. Entries are composed of religious reflection, descriptions of meetings attended in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, family news, and social calls.
The Sarah Upton Bowerman diary was donated to Special Collections, Haverford College in 1949 by L. Arnold Post.
Processed by Kara Flynn; completed August, 2015.
- Quakers -- Social life and customs
- Quaker women -- United States
- Quakers -- Diaries
- Quakers -- Family relationships
- Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
- Finding Aid Author
- Kara Flynn
- Finding Aid Date
- August, 2015
- Access Restrictions
The collection is open for research use.
- Use Restrictions
Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).