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Sarah Wells Papers

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Jul 2016

Biographical History

Little is known of the originator of this material. Sarah Wells (1817-1843 or 1844) was the daughter of Elijah Wells and Lucy Sellew Wells, early settlers of the town of Pompey, New York. Ermina Judd (1817-1839), evidently a friend of Sarah's, was the daughter of Ansel Judd and Electa Jones Judd, also of Pompey. [Sources for this information are in the files.]

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sarah Wells Papers consists of a few leaves from an autograph book owned by Miss Wells. The pages include hand-colored illustrations and handwritten poems, some signed "Ermina Judd."

Arrangement of the Collection

No particular order.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Judd, Ermina.
Wells, Sarah, 1817-1843 or 1844.


Female friendship.


New York (State) -- Social life and customs.
Pompey (N.Y. : Town)

Genres and Forms

Autograph albums.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Sarah Wells Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2015.

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