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Manuscript Group 324, Ruth W. Condict (1798-1815)
Diary, 1815, 0.1 linear feet / 2 volumes
Call Number: MG 324
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.
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.
The donor is unknown at this time.
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.
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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