Guide to the New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett, December 29, 1841

New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett C0361


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Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Jewett, Calvin
Title New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett
Date December 29, 1841
Physical Characteristics 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett on December 29, 1841.
Collection Number C0361
Language English

Historical Note

The tradition of New Year's resolutions has been popular in Western culture since the mid to late 1700s. Though now a secular tradition, these resolutions were traditionally more religious in nature. The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, introduced "Covenant Renewal Service" as an alternative to holiday festivities in 1740, which are still celebrated by modern Methodists. By 1813, when renewing covenants became "New Year's resolutions," these promises began to take on a distinctly secular tone, which continues to this day.

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Scope and Content

New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett on December 29, 1841. Jewett's resolutions mainly deal with his religious faith and furthering his devotion to God. The words "New Covenant" are written on the back, likely a reference to the Methodist idea and celebration of making new covenants to God at the turn of the year.

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Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

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Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center also holds the Sallie Montgomery travel diary and the Northern Virginia farmer's diary.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Diaries
Diaries--Authorship--Religious aspects

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett, C0361, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The donor is unknown.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Amanda Brent in June 2019. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in June 2019. This collection used to be a part of the Virginia historical documents collection, C0034.

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Bibliography

"The origin of new year's resolutions." The Economist. https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2018/01/05/the-origin-of-new-years-resolutions (accessed June 24, 2019).

"Why We Make New Year's Resolutions." Live Science. https://www.livescience.com/42255-history-of-new-years-resolutions.html (accessed June 24, 2019).

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Contents Lists

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1 1 New Year's resolutions written by Calvin Jewett, December 29, 1841
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