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COLLECTION Identifier: A/C951

Diaries of Elisabeth H. Crossman, 1852-1887 (inclusive), 1877-1887 (bulk)


Daily diaries of Elisabeth H. Crossman.


  • 1852-1887
  • Majority of material found within 1877-1887


Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. The diaries created by Elisabeth H. Crossman are in the public domain. 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

Collection contains four diaries (1877, 1879, 1880, and 1887) describing Elisabeth Crossman's household activities, including sewing, wax work, and sugaring off. Also mentioned are social visits, temperance meetings, marriages, and deaths. The 1880 and 1887 diaries contain cash accounts. Collection also contains a promissory note (1852) and a handwritten receipt (1873).


Elisabeth H. Crossman lived in or near Rutland, Vermont. She may have been the daughter of William G. Crossman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 2007-M151

The diaries of Elisabeth H. Crossman were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Dan Casavant Rare Books in 2007.

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).

Processing Information

Processed: September 2007

By: Paula Aloisio

Updated and additional description added: March 2022

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 gifts from the Zetlin Sisters Fund, the Jane Rainie Opel ’50 Fund, and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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