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Mary Ann Ashbridge Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SMC-077
Scope and Content This collection consists of a diary that chronicles the work of a young woman named Mary Ann Ashbridge during the annual cycle of running a household and dairy farm in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Having a chance to sit down, even for a few moments, was so rare that Mary Ann noted it in her diary. She was one of a number of young women and girls at home, and their activities are also described. Members of the household travel to Chester and West Chester, Pennsylvania as well as Wilmington,...
Dates: 1871

Wheaton Family Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MC-001
Abstract The Wheaton Family Collection covers the years 1721-2009. The bulk of the collection relates to the years 1779-1905. The collection shows the activities of an affluent family in the small town of Norton, MA. Laban Morey Wheaton and Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton were both active in the community, and established Wheaton Female Seminary. Eliza Baylies Chapin Wheaton contributed a great deal to the town of Norton by helping to renovate the Trinitarian Congregational Church and building the...
Dates: 1721-1994; 1779 - 1905