Manuscript Group 324, Ruth W. Condict (1798-1815) Diary, 1815

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Manuscript Group 324, Ruth W. Condict (1798-1815)
Diary, 1815, 0.1 linear feet / 2 volumes
Call Number: MG 324

Summary


Summary:

Kept by the daughter of Reverend Ira Condict, late pastor of the Dutch Reformed Church
at New Brunswick, New Jersey.  The diary covers January-September 1815.  Miss Condict
died at age seventeen on October 22, 1815.

Biographical Note:

Ruth W. Condict, the daughter of Sarah Perine and the Reverend Ira Condict (1764-1811)
of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was born in 1798.  Her father was the vice president of
Old Queens College at New Brunswick (now Rutgers University) and a trustee at his alma
mater, the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University).  Ruth died on October 22,
1815 at the age of seventeen.

Provenance Note:

The donor is unknown at this time.

Scope and Content Note:

The Ruth W. Condict Diary consists of two folders, one containing her diary from the
year 1815, and the other containing a typed transcript.  Entries include reflections
on life and on local and national events, and illustrate the concerns of a young woman
in early 19th century New Jersey. The last entry is dated September 26,
1815 and makes no allusions to ill health, although Ruth died less than one month
later.

Related Collections:

Manuscript Group 67, Lewis Condict (1773-1862) Papers
Manuscript Group 123 Jemima Condict (1754-1779) Diary
Manuscript Group 348, Lewis Condict (1773-1862) Diary
Manuscript Group 454, Condit-Dodd Family Papers

Folder List:

Folder Folder Dates
1 Diary Jan-Sept 1815
2 Letter and Typed Excerpts from Diary 1949

Processed by Stephen Sullivan, November 1999 as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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