I enjoy when my areas of research interest incidentally coincide. I am currently working on a research project based in Rochester, N.Y. In order to contextualize the work, I am learning more about local women’s history. Today, I am scanning the earliest local publication for women, “The Rochester Gem and Ladies’ Amulet: Devoted to Literature and the Arts” Originally titled, “Rochester Gem: A Semi-monthly Literary and Miscellaneous Journal”, it ran from 1829 until 1843.*
The 7 January 1843 issue (v.15, no.1, p10) (masthead above) contains the following:
“Gratitude is the memory of the heart” appears in the dedication of my PhD thesis, so it made me smile to find it.
* A link to an incomplete digitized form of the serial is available from the Rochester Public Library: https://roccitylibrary.org/digital-collections/historic-serials-collection/historic-serials-gem-gateway/