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Eliza Eaton diaries, A1137

Identifier: 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.

Biographical note

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.


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Guide to the Eliza Eaton diaries
Allyson Smally
May 8, 2014
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives, Colgate University Libraries Repository

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