Sally Thompson Powers collection
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.
- Powers, Sally Thompson (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
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.
Language of Materials
This collection is organized as a single series.
- Christian life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Cornish (Me.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Powers, Sally Thompson
- Religious life Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Women and religion Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Sally Thompson Powers collection, 1835
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