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Susan Martha Bayard Weir papers, 1875-1892

Identifier: Vault MSS 511 Series 7

Scope and Contents note

Contains journals and scrapbooks of Susan Martha Bayard Weir dated from January 1, 1875 to November 17, 1892. The first year of the journal was kept while lived at West Point and the remainder while she lived in New York City and Garrison, New York. It is a detailed daily journal recounting family events, business, visits, correspondence, achievements and relationships, as well as the social and cultural activities in which she and other family members were involved.


  • 1875-1892


Conditions Governing Access

Condition restricted; permission to use original materials must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services. Patron should use microfiche copy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Copyright resides with the Weir family. Permission to publish material from Weir family papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Biographical note

Susan Martha Bayard Weir (b. 1817) was a school teacher and wife to Robert Walter Weir and mother to J. Alden Weir.

Susan Martha Bayard was born August 6, 1817 to Lewis Pintard Bayard and Cornelia Matilda Rhea. When her father passed away in 1840 the family was in a bad financial position so Susan taught school. After the death of Robert Walter's first wife, Susan worked for the family caring for the children at West Point. Susan married Robert Walter Weir on July 15, 1846. Susan had seven children, six surviving to adulthood.


10 folders

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Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States