Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Levi Aldrich Scrapbook, 1841-1849

Finding aid created by
Sara Quashnie, January 2019

Summary Information
Title: Levi Aldrich scrapbook
Creator: Aldrich, Levi, 1815-1853
Inclusive dates: 1841-1849
Extent: 1 item
Abstract:
This "Scrapbook bound by L. A." contains handwritten final drafts of editorial pieces written by Dr. Levi Aldrich of Shrewsbury, Vermont, as well as several clippings and copies of poems by other authors. The writings occupy 57 of 59 numbered pages in a lengthier blank book. The majority are final drafts of written pieces for The Universalist Watchman (Montpelier, Vermont) and The Rutland Herald (Rutland, Vermont), and other publications. He contributed obituaries, essays on faith, articles on medicine, and editorials on society and technology.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

2016. M-6040.19.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown

Processing Information:

This collection has been processed according to minimal, accession-level processing procedures and may be revised, expanded, or updated in the future.

Preferred Citation:

Levi Aldrich Scrapbook, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Arrangement

The collection is a single bound volume.


Biography

Levi Aldrich was born March 18, 1815, in Shrewsbury, Vermont, to Nathaniel Aldrich (1776-1869) and Polly (Jones) Aldrich (1779-1848). He was a physician and devout follower of the Universalist Church of America. He married Paulina Eunice Morse (1824-1893) on May 25, 1845, in Reading, Vermont. They had one son, John Murray Aldrich (1847-1910). Levi Aldrich died unexpectedly on May 2, 1853, and is buried in South Reading Cemetery in South Reading, Vermont.


Collection Scope and Content Note

This "Scrapbook bound by L. A." contains handwritten final drafts of editorial pieces written by Dr. Levi Aldrich of Shrewsbury, Vermont, as well as several clippings and copies of poems by other authors, dating between 1841 and 1849. The writings occupy 57 of 59 numbered pages in a lengthier blank book.

The majority of Aldrich's writings are submissions to The Universalist Watchman (Montpelier, Vermont), including obituaries and essays on faith. He also wrote several essays for The Rutland Herald (Rutland, Vermont) under the pseudonym "Philomath," concerning "animal magnetism," intemperance, and other subjects. The remaining editorials cover a range of topics including medicine (The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal), technology (Bellows Falls Gazette), and social critiques (Boston Investigator). A smaller selection of poetic works, including two clippings titled "Woman's Love" and "Man's Love," are also present.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • Authors, American--19th century.
    • Boston (Mass.)--Newspapers.
    • Bellows Falls (Vt.)--Newspapers.
    • Medicine.
    • Montpelier (Vt.)--Newspapers.
    • Rutland (Vt.)--Newspapers.
    • Universalist Church of America.
    • Universalists--Vermont--Periodicals.
    Subjects - Visual Materials:
    • Roses.
    Genre Terms:
    • Clippings (information artifacts)
    • Editorials.
    • Essays.
    • Obituaries.
    • Poems.
    • Scrapbooks.
    • Writings (documents)
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
    Volume   1  
    Levi Aldrich Scrapbook,  1841-1849 [series]