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Emily Carter Foord journal


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2011-23-0

Scope and Contents

The Emily Carter Foord journal (2011-23-0) contains a variety of entries from the years ca.1830-1851. Included are many artistic sketches, poems and verses, an essay about Anglican priest and missionary Henry Martyn, cookie recipes, and geneaological information concerning Emily, her husband Alvin Foord, and their children. Also of interest is an entry discussing the life and death of Emily's infant son William Carter Foord.


  • Created: 1830-1851
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/04/2012


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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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

Emily Carter Foord was born in 1812 in Peacham, Vermont. Her parents were Ezra and Martha Ellsworth Carter. On May 30, 1832 Emily married Dr. Alvin Foord in Peacham. Alvin Foord was born in New Hampshire in the year 1799, and at the time of his marriage to Emily was a physician practicing in New York. After their marriage the couple resided in Cazenovia, New York where they had their five children (William Carter, Frances, Henry, Edward, and Charles). Their son Henry later practiced medicine, Edward became involved in business, and Frances is noted in census records as holding the occupation of artist.

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Method of Acquisition

Found in collection.

Existence and Location of Originals

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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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