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Sarah Savage Diary

An inventory of her papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Savage, Sarah, 1644-1752.
Title: Sarah Savage Diary
Inclusive Dates: circa 1800.
Quantity: 1 volume (SC).
Abstract: Ms. copy, made circa 1800, of the diary, 1724-1751, of Sarah Savage of England.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Sarah Savage (1644-1752) was an English woman best known for her personal memoirs. Born Sarah Henry in Flintshire, England, she married John Savage in 1687 and moved to Wrenbury-Wood near Nantwich, Cheshire County. She wrote often of religion, her own spiritual contemplation, and daily happenings in her life. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Savage moved to West Bromich and there died on February 27, 1752.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Sarah Savage Diary consists of one manuscript volume, an early copy of Sarah Savage's diary made circa 1800 by an unknown copyist. The copyist notes his acquaintence with Mrs. Savage and adds genealogical information. The volume begins at page 211, and is presumably the latter part of a longer work.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

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.

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Subject Headings


Savage, Sarah, 1644-1752.


Women -- Diaries.
Women -- England.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Sarah Savage Diary,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Finding Aid Information

Created by: [Summit record]
Date: 2001-01-01
Revision history: 24 Apr 2009 - converted to EAD (AM)

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SC 313 1724-1751 (1 volume)

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