Guide to the Lydia S. Hall Diary, 1872

Collection number: MS 248
Size: (1 item) (0.10 cu.ft.)

About Lydia S. Hall

Lydia Smith Hall (1819-1891) was born in Auburn, N.H. She married John B. Hall (1802-1867), a farmer from Barrington, New Hampshire, in 1853. The couple had at least six children, though by 1880, at least two had died. They lived and attended church meetings in Barrington and made frequent visits to friends and family throughout the Seacoast region of New Hampshire. She died in Connecticut.

About the Lydia S. Hall Diary

The diary is a small, leather-bound daily notebook and spans the year 1872. Entries are usually no more than a few lines long and mostly contain descriptions of farm chores, planting, trips taken to Dover, Rochester, and Newmarket, and the sale and purchase of livestock. Also recorded are the births, deaths, and funerals of Lydia S. Hall's neighbors and friends. Other details include notes about church meetings, socializing, and brief mentions of her husband's involvement in local politics as a "delegate to [the] county convention."

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Lydia S. Hall Diary, 1872, MS 248, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA.

Acquisitions Information

Purchase: Carmen Valentino, August 2014 (Accession number: 2014.18)