Maria Catherine Wiestling diary,1838-1848

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/901hg

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wiestling, Maria Catherine.
Title: Maria Catherine Wiestling diary,1838-1848
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 679
Extent: 0.25 linear foot (1 box)
Abstract:Diary of Maria Catherine Wiestling of Hartford, Connecticut.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.


Purchase from The Manuscript Company of Springfield, 1985.

Custodial History

Purchased from rare book and manuscript dealer; provenance unknown.


[after identification of item(s)], Maria Catherine Wiestling diary, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Appraisal Note

Director of Rose Library, Linda Matthews, acquired this collection as part of the Rose Library's holdings in religion.


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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Maria Catherine Wiestling was born in Liberty, Maryland in 1821. She lived for a time (ca. 1838) in Hartford, Connecticut, where she was studying.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of Maria Catherine Wiestling’s diary during the years 1838-1848. The early portions of the diary were written in Hartford, Connecticut, where she was living and studying. They concern her personal religious feelings, clergymen she heard speak, and her own activities. Later entries include notes written while at home in Maryland as well as summaries of her travels. These entries also contain expressions of her religious feelings and emotions.

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1 1 Diary, 1838-1848