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Mary Eliza Rouse journal


Identifier: 00-2011-72-0

Scope and Contents

The Mary Eliza Rouse journal (2011-72-0) is a handwritten journal containing a variety of writings including verses and poems, and a composition concerning the death of her daughter, Anna Eliza Rouse Cook and her husband Hiram Martin Cook, who died in November 1851, 2 days apart. She records the funeral sermon for their double funeral preached by Rev. John A. McKinstry in Torrington.The author writes to her other children and granddaughter Alice Eliza Cook to help them remember their sister/mother Anna and other family members. Dates in the journal are from 1851-1854. The front is inscribed "Alice Eliza Buell" which suggests that the author recorded her memories or re-wrote the journal (the handwriting and ink are consistent) after the marriage of her granddaughter to Charles D. Buell in 1868. Currently housed in 3A Box 17.


  • created: 1851-1854
  • Other: Date acquired: 04/06/2011

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mary Eliza Brownson Rouse was born August 21, 1803, married Norman Bruce Rouse on Nov. 17, 1824, and died Oct. 10, 1887 in Torrington, Conn. Her husband died May 23, 1874 in Torrington, Conn.

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Source of Acquisition

Donor unknown.

Method of Acquisition

Found in collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

Related Materials

Charles Decatur Buell papers (2014-2-0). Mary Eliza Rouse was the grandmother of Charles D. Buell's wife, Alice Eliza Cook Buell.

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
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