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Sally Thompson Powers collection

 Collection
Identifier: 0293

Collection Scope and Content

Written in 1835, this diary records Sally Powers' early childhood experiences, including the loss of her mother; her feelings of guilt and self-doubt and struggle to be a "real" Christian.

Dates

  • 1835

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sally Thompson Powers was born in "Cornish County of York State" in 1797, to parents who were "professors of the religion of Jesus Christ." Sally's mother passed away when she was seven, and at the age of 17, many of the youth her age died of spotted fever. Sally struggled with her spirituality and feelings of unworthiness throughout her youth.

Extent

1 folder

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is organized as a single series.
Title
Guide to the Sally Thompson Powers collection, 1835
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Contact:
Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States