Elizabeth Cooper Matheson diaries
Scope and Contents
This collection contains diaries of Elizabeth Cooper Matheson who moved with her family from Pleasantville, Pennsylvania, to Salem, Ohio in 1862, and to Riverside, Michigan in 1867.
The early entries include many observations on events of the Civil War. Matheson, a Quaker, also gives details of Quaker meetings and of the Temperance Society which she joined in 1862. In addition, she describes in detail the journey from Ohio to Michigan including the crossing of Lake Erie and Michigan.
The majority of Matheson's entries are about daily activities: washing, making butter, and house cleaning, and the day to day lives of siblings and parents.
- 1861 - 1873
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.
0.2 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
Gift of Ray Edwards, 1962-09-05. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.
- Elizabeth Cooper Matheson Diaries
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- October 1966
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- Finding aid written in English.