Eliza Eaton diaries, A1137
Scope and Contents
This collection contains twenty-three diaries written by Eliza Eaton between 1860 and 1888. It also contains a photograph of Eliza and three undated photographs taken by C.W. Palmer of the Eaton home in Hamilton.
- 1860 - 1888
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open for research.
Eliza Eaton was married to George Eaton, President of Madison University (later known as Colgate University) from 1856-1868. She first came to Hamilton, New York, in 1833 when her husband began a position at Hamilton Literary and Theological Institute, and died at age 86 on January 18, 1893, in Liberty, Missouri. She was remembered for "cultivating the most cordial social relations between the citizens of the village and the members of the faculties, their families, and the students."
"Deaths - Eaton," Hamilton Republican, January 26, 1893.
"Mrs. G.W. Eaton," Madisonensis, January 30, 1893.
0.4 Cubic Feet
Language of Materials
- Guide to the Eliza Eaton diaries
- Allyson Smally
- May 8, 2014
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
- Language of description note
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