Julia Wilbur Diaries


Julia A. Wilbur was an anti-slavery and women’s rights proponent during the 19th century. The daughter of Mary Lapham and Stephen Wilbur, Julia Wilbur was born into a Quaker family on August 8, 1815, near Rochester, New York. In 1844, she began teaching in the Rochester public school system. Wilbur became involved with the Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society, for which she served as a correspondence secretary. The Rochester Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society sent Wilbur to Virginia in 1862, where she worked alongside Harriet Jacobs providing supplies and education to freed slaves. In 1865, she moved to Washington, D.C., where she became increasingly involved with the women’s rights movement and also took a job working in the U.S. Patent Office. Wilbur spent her last years living in Washington, D.C., with her sister, Frances, until her death in 1895.

This collection is comprised primarily of Julia Wilbur’s personal journals, which span from 1844 to 1895.

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Julia Wilbur "Excelsior" diary, 1893
Julia Wilbur diary, January 1866 to January 1867
Julia Wilbur diary, January to October 1867
Julia Wilbur pocket diary, 1862
Julia Wilbur pocket diary, 1870
Julia Wilbur pocket diary, 1867
Julia Wilbur diary, September 1861 to April 1862
Julia Wilbur photograph and signature
Julia Wilbur "Excelsior" diary, 1875
Julia Wilbur pocket diary, 1871
Julia Wilbur "Excelsior" diary, 1892
Julia Wilbur diary, March 1869 to May 1870
Julia Wilbur "Centennial" diary, 1877
Inez Monroe Cragg memoir of Julia Wilbur
Julia Wilbur pocket diary, 1880
Julia Wilbur pocket diary, 1873
Julia Wilbur "Lady's Almanac", 1856
Julia Wilbur "Excelsior" diary, 1887
Julia Wilbur diary, 1st 6 mos. 1880
Julia Wilbur "Centennial" diary, 1879