Azuba Spear Papers
Scope and Contents
One bound diary, with two letters and a sketch of Spears inside front cover. One letter, addressed her Spear's parents, informs them of her sister's death. Researchers may find first-hand accounts of Methodist practices in the early 19th century.
- circa 1823 - 1825
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Biographical / Historical
Azuba B. Spear was from Hartford, Vermont, and lived there at the time this diary was compiled. She was born in 1804 to Luther and Azubah Bartholomew. Her father was a well-known Methodist clergyman and teacher. He served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. In 1825, when she was 20 years old, Azuba Spear married Reverend Elijah Spear; they would have four daughters.
1 Files (Diary and biographical sheet in folder.)
Language of Materials
The diary of Azuba Spear tells of two years her life with special emphasis placed on her religious culture. Spear and her family were methodists, and she both describes and reflects on their practices. On multiple occasions she writes about the deaths of girls about her own age, one of whom was her own sister.
This collection consists of a single file containing the diary as well as two copies of an explanatory letter on the diary, which includes some exerpts.
- Dana Goettler
- Nov., 2022
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