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William W. Dewey notebooks and sketches, circa 1860 - 1883

Manuscript MS-1264

Full Finding Aid

Title:

William W. Dewey notebooks and sketches, circa 1860 - 1883

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1264

Collection Dates:

circa 1860 - 1883

Size of Collection:

1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:

William W. Dewey (1777-1861), farmer. Contains notebooks with observations and recollections of life and death in Hanover, NH during the late 18th and early 19th century. Sketches of early Dartmouth College buildings are also included.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The William W. Dewey notebooks and sketches contain observations and recollections of life in Hanover, NH during the late 18th and 19th century, including observations on the weather, people in town and buildings. Sketches of early Dartmouth College buildings are also included. Of note are Dewey's notes on the deaths in town which include details on the causes of death and anecdotes about the dead, as well as "Reminiscences made by W. Dewey in 1847-at the request of President Lord, Presented to F. Chase 1883."

Biography

William Worthington Dewey was born April 19, 1777. He moved to Hanover in 1779, when he was two years old. Dewey was a farmer in Hanover until 1860, after which he farmed in Norwich, Vermont. He was also an antiquarian. Dewey died in 1861.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers,

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: circa 1858-1961

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, "List of deaths in the vicinity of Dartmouth College, including likewise the hamlet usually called Greensborough from AD 1769 to 1837", undated
  • Folder: 2, "List of deaths in the vicinity of Dartmouth College, including likewise the hamlet usually called Greensborough from AD 1769 to 1859", undated
  • Folder: 3, "Sketchbook - A Journal, 1835-1859", undated
  • Folder: 4, "Reminiscences made by W. Dewey in 1847-at the request of President Lord, Presented to F. Chase 1883", undated
  • Folder: 5, "Book of Miscellaneous writings", undated
  • Folder: 6, Recollection of early town buildings, manuscript, undated
  • Folder: 7, Sketches: Common Hall, undated
  • Folder: 8, Sketches: College Yard, undated
  • Folder: 9, Sketches: Gardner W. Dewey, 1858
  • Folder: 10, Sketches: Description of Carter Lot, undated
  • Folder: 11, Sketches: Old College, undated