Guide to the Elizabeth Jewett Clement Hale Diaries, 1843-1896

Collection number: MS 310
Size: (2 items) (0.01 cu.ft.)

About Elizabeth Jewett (1822-1908)

Elizabeth Jewett (17 January 1822 Peterborough NH - 17 July 1908 Tilton NH) was the daughter of Ahimaaz Jewett (1794-1860) and Eliza Scott (1799-1842) both of Peterborough NH. She married first Samuel C. Clement (d. 1846) in 1845, and second William Bradford Hale (dates unknown) of Savannah Georgia and Upton MA in 1847. Elizabeth was a school teacher, highly literate, politically astute, and a world traveler. The daughter Gertrude P. Hale and sons William G and Charles P. Hall may have been her children, or those from a previous marriage of WB Hale.

About the Diaries

The collection consists of a commonplace book and a diary. The commonplace book (ca. 1843 - ca. 1863) is primarily literary subjects including classical mythology, origins of names, and literary exerpts (including Thomas Baily Aldrich). The diary documents her travels to Rome, Switzerland, Paris, and other European cities (April 1896-August 1896). She discusses in detail her traveling companions, museums visited, food, and other details.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Elizabeth Jewett Clement Hale Diaries, 1843-1896, MS 310, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase, 2020

Collection Arrangement

Chronological.