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Sarah Ann Hampton Johnson collection

 Collection — Folder: S2498
Identifier: S2498

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopied pages from Sarah Ann's autograph book while she was a student at the Friends' Boarding School from 1850 to 1852. Each of the students who wrote in her book signed their name, town, and date of entry. Mary M. Henley wrote: "May each season of this changeful life come frought to thee with some new blessings richer than that which has gone by, and the tides of thy early sensations as they subside in the truths of experience give place to these enjoyments which wisdom and virtue alone can confer." Seth Brown wrote: "There is not in this life of ours one bliss unmixed with fears; the hope that wakes our deepest powers; a face of sadness wears; and the dew that showers over dearest flowers is the bitter dew of tears." Benjamin Morgan wrote: "May life be like a summer tide to you and others by your side. May every blessing be your lot, I ask of you forget me not."


  • 1850-1852


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Sarah Ann Hampton was born on January 6, 1835 to David D. and Jane (Moon) Hampton in Chester, Wayne County, Indiana. Her parents were members of the Quaker Church in Chester. Sarah was a student at the Friends' Boarding School from 1850-1852. Her classmates were from Indiana and Ohio. When Sarah Ann Hampton Johnson died, at the age of 86, on January 27, 1921, she was a widow. She died in Monrovia, Morgan County, Indiana.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in the order of the xeroxed pages.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/8/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Sarah Ann Hampton Johnson collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.