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Sarah Ann Hyde diaries, 1826-1882.
Hyde, Sarah Ann, 1804-1882.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  Doc 480 (cont'd in MSA 316  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Hyde, Sarah Ann, 1804-1882.
Title : Sarah Ann Hyde diaries, 1826-1882.
Physical Description : 1.5 linear ft.
Summary :

The diaries span a period of 56 years, 1826-1882, from age 22 until her death at age 78. The diaries are remarkable not only because she made daily entries, but also because she wrote frankly about her family, reading, travel and spirituality.

She writes personally and frankly about many facets of her life on an East Georgia, Vermont farm. The diaries contain accounts of her work, news of friends and relatives, descriptions of her handwork, commentaries on books and newspaper articles, and travel. As a devoted churchgoer she writes many prayers and, in later years, she records the progress of her project to establish the Emmanuel Episcopal Church in East Georgia.

Hyde was a frustrated writer; this is apparent in the longer essay she wrote about her trip to the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition in 1876. She also writes of shorter trips to St. Albans, Burlington and Bennington, Vermont, describing the means of transportation and overnight stops.

The collection also includes genealogical information on the descendants of Asahel and Esther Hyde. Several of the diaries have been transcribed.

Biographical or historical data :

Sarah Ann Hyde was born on May 15, 1804 in St. Albans, Vermont, one of nine children of Asahel (1764-1812) and Esther Robinson Hyde (1771-1849). She spent her entire life on the family farm in East Georgia, Vermont, keeping house for her two bachelor brothers, Alvan (1794-1849) and Hiram (1806-1887). Although she was largely self-educated, she taught school briefly in the 1830s. She was instrumental in the founding of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in East Georgia, Vermont. She died August 17, 1882.

Corporate Subject : Emmanuel Church East Georgia, Vt.
Episcopal church Vermont Georgia.
Conference Subject : Centennial Exhibition 1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.
Subject Term : Farm life Vermont Georgia.
Women Vermont Diaries.
Women Religious life Vermont.
Women travelers Vermont Diaries.
Textile crafts Vermont Georgia.
Geographic Term : Georgia (Vt. : Town) Personal narratives.
Georgia (Vt. : Town) Social life and customs.
Vermont Description and travel.
Genre/Form : Diaries.
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