About the Collection

Materials include a handwritten journal created by Scarritt. The journal includes various reflections by the author on his life. Scarritt writes a brief biographical sketch of his life from his birth in 1790 to June 1815, focusing much on his religious experience as a young man and his conversion to Christianity. After this point, the journal is more daily entries for the remainder of 1815 up to July 1816, and include Scarrit’s service as a Methodist preacher, particularly in the city of Conway, New Hampshire. Collection also includes and an original pouch used for carrying the journal and a cloth cover in which the journal was stored at time of acquisition. Dated 1790-1816.

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