Mary Eliza Rouse journal
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
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The collection is open for research.
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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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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