Peter Bryant letters and Sarah Snell Bryant diaries, 1786-1847

About this Collection

Creator
Bryant, Peter , 1767-1820
Type
government publicationDiaries.Photographs.
Collection Title
Peter Bryant letters and Sarah Snell Bryant diaries, 1786-1847
Language
English
Origin
Massachusetts
Description
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
Repository
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Identifier
colonialnorthamerica.library.harvard.edu/990006018590203941
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Subjects
Bryant, Peter
Bryant, Sarah Snell
American literature
Cummington (Mass.)

Content Notes

Contains autograph manuscript diaries of Sarah Bryant from 1795 to 1847 (lacks 1809) describing the weather and daily activities of her family. Also includes letters, 1786-1787, from Peter Bryant; a typed manuscript by Beatrice Jones based on Sarah Bryant's diaries; and photographs of Cummington scenes relating to the Bryant family.
  • In English.
  • Selected color digital images available; see finding aid.

Biographical Notes

Sarah Snell Bryant, of Cummington, Mass., was the mother of William Cullen Bryant. Her husband, Peter Bryant, was a physician and surgeon.