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Collection Number: 04894-z

Collection Title: Emma Louise Hodge Papers, 1867-1917

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Abstract Emma Louise Hodge was born in 1849 and married physician Charles Stuart Sheldon in 1868. The couple had five children: William Hodge Sheldon (1869-1874); Sidney Roby Sheldon (1873-1959), who was a professor of engineering; surgeons Walter Hodge Sheldon (b. 1874) and Stuart Sheldon (b. 1876); and Helen Miriam Sheldon Lyman (b. 1884), whose daughter Sydney married Dr. David Welton and lived in Charlotte, N.C. The collection includes diaries of Emma L. Hodge and photographs. The diaries, 1867-1868, span her last year of high school when she lived with her uncle William Hodge in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended the Buffalo Femal Seminary. Entries discuss visits to her parents; her courtship and eventual marriage to Charles Stuart Sheldon, a medical student at Buffalo University; social events; daily chores; family traditions; and the health of various family members and friends. Also included is a photograph album, which was annotated by its owner and chiefly contains photographs of family, friends, and students at Elon College, Salem College, and the University of North Carolina, 1916-1917. Also included are 25 unidentified loose photographs. The photographs may have belonged to the family of David Welton, husband of Emma Louise Hodge Sheldon's granddaughter.
Creator Hodge, Emma Louise, 1849-1933.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Emma Louise Hodge papers #4894-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Lionheart Antiques and Gifts, Burlington, N.C., on 24 September 1997 (Acc. 97127).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Emma Louise Hodge was born 21 May 1849 in Jefferson, Ohio, the daughter of Varnum Joseph Hodge and Adelia Maria Loomis Hodge. She married physician Charles Stuart Sheldon on 30 October 1868. The couple had five children: William Hodge Sheldon (1869-1874); Sidney Roby Sheldon (1873-1959), who was a professor of engineering; surgeons Walter Hodge Sheldon (b. 1874) and Stuart Sheldon (b. 1876); and Helen Miriam Sheldon Lyman (b. 1884), whose daughter Sydney married Dr. David Welton and lived in Charlotte, N.C. Emma Louise Hodge died on 15 March 1933 in Madison, Wisc.

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The collection includes diaries of Emma L. Hodge and photographs. The diaries, 1867-1868, span her last year of high school when she lived with her uncle William Hodge in Buffalo, N.Y., and attended the Buffalo Femal Seminary. Entries discuss visits to her parents; her courtship and eventual marriage to Charles Stuart Sheldon, a medical student at Buffalo University; social events; daily chores; family traditions; and the health of various family members and friends. Also included is a photograph album, which was annotated by its owner and chiefly contains photographs of family, friends, and students at Elon College, Salem College, and the University of North Carolina, 1916-1917. Also included are 25 unidentified loose photographs. The photographs may have belonged to the family of David Welton, husband of Emma Louise Hodge Sheldon's granddaughter.

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