Mary Eliza Rouse journal, 1851-1854
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Brief Description:

The Mary Eliza Rouse journal (2011-72-0) is a handwritten journal containing a variety of writings including verses and poems, and a composition concerning the death of her daughter, Anna Eliza Rouse Cook and her husband Hiram Martin Cook, who died in November 1851, 2 days apart. She records the funeral sermon for their double funeral preached by Rev. John A. McKinstry in Torrington.The author writes to her other children and granddaughter Alice Eliza Cook  to help them remember their sister/mother Anna and other family members. Dates in the journal are from 1851-1854.  The front is inscribed "Alice Eliza Buell"  which suggests that the author recorded her memories or re-wrote the journal (the handwriting and ink are consistent) after the marriage of her granddaughter to Charles D. Buell in 1868.

Currently housed in 3A Box 17.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/2011-72-0
Volume: 1.0 Items
Acquired: 06/04/2011.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Buell, Alice Eliza
Composition (Language arts)
Death - Social Aspects
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: Donor unknown.  Found in collection.
Related Materials: Charles Decatur Buell papers (2014-2-0). Mary Eliza Rouse was the grandmother of Charles D. Buell's wife, Alice Eliza Cook Buell.
PreferredCitation: Mary Eliza Rouse journal (2011-72-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.