"Hebdomary, Hebdomary, Soar or Sink Hebdomary Memoranda" diary, 1811-1816 (typescript copy)
Typescript copy (transcribed by F.W., probably in the late 19th century) of the diary (Volumes I and II, 1811-1816) of a New England educator and author. The author relates that he was educated at Dartmouth, and after graduation moved to Portland, Maine, where he taught at Portland Academy and was a member of the Torpedo Club, a literary group. The author tells of his brother Eden's (b. 28 Jan. 1789) death on May 10, 1814. The diary chronicles daily events and reflects the author's thoughts about teaching, life at his boarding house, his impressions of Torpedo Club members, his writing, his future plans, the War of 1812, and the Napoleonic Wars. The author notes "common occurrences, public or private: sentiments and reflections concerning self, friends, or the world." The daily entries are frequently divided into foreign, domestic, and personal observations. The author mentions publishing a pamphlet in December 1813.
- approximately 1890
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Author is probably Nathaniel H. (Nathaniel Hazelton) Carter (1787-1830) an 1811 graduate of Dartmouth College, who taught school in Portland, Maine and published "Geographical vocabulary" in 1813. Other possible authors include Bezaleel Cushman, Dominicus Goodwin, Ether Shepley, and Nathaniel Wright.
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- Inventory of the "Hebdomary, Hebdomary, Soar or Sink Hebdomary Memoranda" Diary, 1811-1816 (Typescript Copy), approximately 1890
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