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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B966

Diary of Miss Burnham, 1833


Diary of Miss Burnham.


  • Creation: 1833

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Miss Burnham, 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.


1 folder

The Burnham diary contains entries for the period January 1 through December 28, 1833. Topics include visits to family and friends in neighboring towns; sermons at the Unitarian Church; the various illnesses she experienced; a potential courtship; and her teaching responsibilities. Miss Burnham also describes a visit to Lowell by former President Andrew Jackson.


Miss Burnham lived with her parents in Lowell, Massachusetts in a home that also functioned as a boarding house. She taught school in Merrimack and Middlesex counties.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 94-M133

The diary of Miss Burnham was purchased by the Schlesinger Library from the Manuscript Company of Springfield in 1994.

Processing Information

Processed: October 1994

By: Anne Engelhart

Updated and additional description added: March 2021

By: Emilyn L. Brown

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.

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Repository Details

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