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COLLECTION Identifier: A/C899

Diary of May Hawkins Crawford, 1862-1867


Diary of May Hawkins Crawford.


  • 1862-1867

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by May Hawkins Crawford, 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 May Hawkins Crawford diary describes her transition to married life and the tragic loss of her husband to illness. Related topics include her bouts of depression, religious outlook, and familial relations.


May Hawkins Crawford was a school teacher who lived in Argyle, New York. In February, 1862, she married David Crawford and was widowed 5 months later when he died of consumption. Crawford remained in mourning until 1865 when she decided to travel to Saratoga, New York. She remarried in 1867.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2005-M120

The diary of May Hawkins Crawford was purchased from Carmen Valentino in September 2005.

Processing Information

Processed: September 2005

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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