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COLLECTION Identifier: A/W5858

Wheaton Seminary journal of Mariet White, 1850-1851


Daily journal written by Mariet White documenting her classes and leisure activities at Wheaton Female Seminary.


  • Creation: 1850-1851


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the journal created by Mariet White 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 contains one daily journal written by Mariet White documenting her classes and leisure activities at Wheaton Female Seminary. The journal seems to be an assignment; in one entry White remarks that the school principal, Mrs. Metcalf, will be reading her entries. The entries mention her studies, including recitations, attending calisthenics classes, and school events such as a visit from the Board of Trustees. White also reflects upon her own academic progress and growth and is sometimes critical of herself. The diary also contains her thoughts about Sunday religious sermons and readings. In addition, White mentions local happenings and events, including the passing of the Norton Artillery and Foxboro music band, and visiting a panorama in Boston.


Mariet White was a student at Wheaton Female Seminary in Norton, Massachusetts, between 1850 and 1851.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2021-M46

The journal of Mariet White was acquired by the Schlesinger Library from DeWolfe and Wood in April 2021.

Processing Information

Processed: December 2021

By: Paula Aloisio

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
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Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Pforzheimer Fund for the Schlesinger Library and Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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