Welcome to the pocket diaries of Wheaton Female Seminary founder Eliza Baylies Wheaton, via @ElizaBTweetin! Here you will find occasional explanatory and biographical notes, links regarding events described by Mrs. Wheaton, and more about transcribing and digitizing her diaries. Our plan is to provide such background at least once each week.
The project’s entries begin in 1872 because the dates happen to coincide with the days and dates in 2013. Six of Eliza Baylies Wheaton’s diaries have survived (or have been discovered), and Wheaton College students transcribed all of them, as well as a travel journal. The goal of this project is to tweet all six diaries, ending in 2018. We hope the experience will be memorable for you!
If you choose to follow Mrs. Wheaton, we encourage you to check the Wheaton College Library and Information Services twitter feed @wallacelibrary. Here you will find LIS announcements and links to informative resources.