Contents and Arrangement

Mary McClure Diaries, 1855-1861

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of two diaries from Mary McClure, the mother of Malvina "Mallie" McClure and grandmother of Charles F.W. McClure. Born in New Hampshire in the early 19th century, she married Jedediah Nay and had three children. When Nay died, she remarried a distant cousin of his, John Nay McClure, and had three additional children - Charles Freeman, John Freeman, and Susan Malvina. The McClure family moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in the 1840s and there she spent the rest of her life. She died in 1867. The diaries recount several years of her life in the Cambridgeport area. Any notes or markers placed by Grace McClure have been left in their original locations.

Collection History


No materials were removed from the collection during 2018 processing beyond routine appraisal practices.

Processing Information

The collection inventory was originally created by Michael Heist in August 2007.

Collection was processed by Sara Rogers in August 2018. Finding aid written by Sara Rogers in August 2018.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. To cite or publish quotations that fall within Fair Use, as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission is required. For instances beyond Fair Use, it is the responsibility of the researcher to determine whether any permissions related to copyright, privacy, publicity, or any other rights are necessary for their intended use of the Library's materials, and to obtain all required permissions from any existing rights holders, if they have not already done so. Princeton University Library's Special Collections does not charge any permission or use fees for the publication of images of materials from our collections, nor does it require researchers to obtain its permission for said use. The department does request that its collections be properly cited and images credited. More detailed information can be found on the Copyright, Credit and Citations Guidelines page on our website. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us through the Ask Us! form.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Mary McClure Diaries; Grace L. J. McClure Papers, C0489, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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