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Guide to the Annie L. Hobbs Diaries, 1854-1869

Abstract

Annie L. Hobbs of Laconia, N.H. was an instructor at the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College (Methodist) in Tilton, N.H. and at the Troy Conference Academy in Poultney, Vt. during the 1850s and 1860s.

Collection contains two manuscript pocket diaries, dated 1867 and 1869, and two pocket memoranda books, dated 1854-1855, 1859, and 1863-1865, kept by Annie L. Hobbs, an instructor at the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College (Methodist) in Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire and at the Troy Conference Academy in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. In the diaries, Hobbs records her travels to and from her schools, evening readings, croquet games, naps, teas, Saturday excursions, her sewing work, occasional written work, receipt of letters and newspapers, Methodist festivals and Sabbath observances, and fluctuations in her health. Hobbs also regularly records her moods and her uncertainty about whether or not to go back for another term. Generally, the diaries document the life of a young female teacher living away from home, her daily routine, social contacts, and her intellectual pursuits. In the two memoranda books, Hobbs records student names and recitation periods, Lyceum lectures she attended, mathematical equations, and her expenses for 1863 to 1865.

Descriptive Summary

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Hobbs, Annie L.
Title
Annie L. Hobbs Diaries 1854-1869
Language of Material
English
Extent
0.2 Linear Feet, 4 Items
Location
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Collection Overview

Collection contains two manuscript pocket diaries, dated 1867 and 1869, and two pocket memoranda books, dated 1854-1855, 1859, and 1863-1865, kept by Annie L. Hobbs, an instructor at the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College (Methodist) in Tilton, Belknap County, New Hampshire and at the Troy Conference Academy in Poultney, Rutland County, Vermont. In the diaries, Hobbs records her travels to and from her schools, evening readings, croquet games, naps, teas, Saturday excursions, her sewing work, occasional written work, receipt of letters and newspapers, Methodist festivals and Sabbath observances, and fluctuations in her health. Hobbs also regularly records her moods and her uncertainty about whether or not to go back for another term. Generally, the diaries document the life of a young female teacher living away from home, her daily routine, her social contacts, and her intellectual pursuits. In the two memoranda books, Hobbs records student names and recitation periods, Lyceum lectures she attended, mathematical equations, and her expenses for 1863 to 1865.

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Contents of the Collection

Pocket memoranda book, 1854-1855
Box 1
Pocket diary and memoranda book, 1859, 1861, 1863-1865
Box 1
Pocket diary, 1867
Box 1
Pocket diary, 1869
Box 1

Historical Note

Annie L. Hobbs was an instructor at the New Hampshire Conference Seminary and Female College (Methodist) in Tilton, New Hampshire and at the Troy Conference Academy in Poultney, Vermont during the 1850s and 1860s.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Annie L. Hobbs Diaries, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University

Provenance

The Annie L. Hobbs Diaries were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in November 2003.

Processing Information

Processed by Noah Huffman, June 2010

Encoded by Noah Huffman, June 2010

Accession 2003-0249 is described in this finding aid.

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.