Richard Emerson Lane diaries; MS-565, 1837 - 1840Manuscript MS-565

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Series 1, Diaries, 1837-1840

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Box: 1, Dates: 1837-1840

Diaries

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  • Folder: 1, Diary [1], 1837-1838

    Lane recalls the beginning of his career at Dartmouth, his joining of the Theological Society, his establishment of a school in Beverley, Massachusetts during a break from Dartmouth and many sermons he attended while at school himself.

  • Folder: 2, Diary [2], 1838

    Lane writes of the beginning of summer term, of a class with Tutor Peasly on the Romans, a monthly concert; he reflects on his first year at Dartmouth and describes the scenery on the banks of the Connecticut River

  • Folder: 3, Diary [3], 1838

    Describes a monthly concert and scenery, his new resolution to study, his opinions on missionaries and his return to his school in Beverley

  • Folder: 4, Diary [4], 1839

    Lane writes of his attendance at the Gloucester Universalist Meeting, his journey back to Hanover from Beverley, the beginning of his term at Dartmouth, a town meeting, and seeing the first robin of the year.

  • Folder: 5, Diary [5], 1839

    Contains more notes on sermons he attended, records the illness and death of one of his peers at Dartmouth, and further comments on his study habits at the close of spring term.

  • Folder: 6, Diary [6], 1839-1840

    Lane writes about the effects of stormy weather on the mind, describes sermons on slavery and abolition, describes commencement, bemoans his neglect of his diary and the Bible, records the death of Professor Peabody and his funeral and the first snow storm of winter.

  • Folder: 7, Diary [7], 1840

    Contains only a few entries, most from January 1840, concerning his arrival in Boxford and the death of a friend; the last entry is dated to June 1840 and describes his long absence from writing in the diary.

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