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Sarah A. Jarvis Correspondence

Identifier: SMC-007

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of typescript copies of Sarah A. Jarvis' correspondence. It contains twenty letters between Sarah, friends, and family, while she was a student at Wheaton Female Seminary, 1843. The collection also contains forty letters between Sally, friends, and family concerning family affairs, 1843 -1850. A color photograph of Sarah A. Jarvis' portrait in included.


  • 1843-1850


Access Restrictions

Contact the Marion B. Gebbie Archives for more information.


Reproduction or publication of any of the Sally Jarvis Letters, in whole or in part, will require the prior written permission of one of the above members of the Lawson family.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sarah Amelia (Sally) Jarvis was born in Newburgh, New York, on April 7, 1828 and passed away on October 12 1866. She enrolled at Wheaton Seminary at the age of fifteen in 1843. She married James J. Whited in 1849.


0.2 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Col. Charles J. Lawson, 1974

Existence and Location of Originals

The original MS letters are owned by Sally Jarvis Lawson, Wheaton Class of 1973 (unconfirmed; source letter states class year).

Existence and Location of Copies

The distribution of copies are as follows:

Sally Jarvis Lawson, New Cannan, Connecticut Wheaton College for Women [sic], Norton, Massachusetts
Charles J. Lawson, Jr., Woodstock, New York
James T. Lawson, New Canaan, Connecticut
Howard H. Lawson, Clinton, New York
Helen B. Lawson, Port Charlotte, Florida
Col. C. J. Lawson, Naples, Florida

Related Archival Materials

The papers contain a case file and information on how the Wheaton archives came to possess "The Letters of Sarah A. Jarvis."

See:WCA General Files, 1843

Processing Information

Processed by: Ashley Kuhn, W09, November 2008

Encoded using Archivist Toolkit by: Hanna Juergen, W13, July 2012

Encoding edited by: Megan Wheaton-Book, Assistant Archivist, September 2012

Inventory of the Sarah A. Jarvis Correspondence
Ashley Kuhn W09
November 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections Repository

Wheaton College
26 East Main Street
Norton Massachusetts 02766