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COLLECTION Identifier: A/R495

Diary of Emily Ann Rice, 1853


Diary kept by educator Emily Ann Rice.


  • Creation: 1853

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Emily Ann Rice as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


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Collection consists of a diary created by Emily Ann Rice. Diary entries are largely meditative and introspective with topics such as teaching, nature, children, God, religion, and her faith; also includes essays and inspirational verse. Other entries mention family members, including her brothers: Victor, William, and Henry Rice.


Emily Ann Rice was born on June 19, 1833, to William Rice and Rachel (Waldo) Rice in Clymer, New York. Emily Rice was a student and school teacher in Buffalo, New York, and later became principal of the Locust Hill Seminary for Young Ladies in Yonkers, New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 80-M124

The diary of Emily Ann Rice was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from the Manuscript Company of Springfield (Virginia) in 1980.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital Surrogates of the items in this collection are available through the Adam Matthew online database Gender: Identity and Social Change (Access restricted to subscribing institutions).

Related Material:

There is related material at the Syracuse University Libraries; see Rice Family Papers, 1800-1962.

Processing Information

Processed: July 1980

By: Fred Wegener

Updated and additional description added: February 2021

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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