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New England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Brook Farm correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-151
Scope and Contents The Brook Farm correspondence totals one box (19 folders), autograph letters, signed, to and from some of the founders and participants in Brook Farm. Most folders include copies of typewritten transcriptions. Of particular interest: John Allen's, James Kay's, John Orvis's, and John Sullivan Dwight's lengthy and descriptive letters relating to Brook Farm and other matters; Elizabeth Blackwell's feminist viewpoints, including those about a woman's role in medicine, as well as her own struggles ...

Diary of a Vermonter's life and travels, circa 1850-1852

 File
Scope and Contents Includes one bound manuscript diary kept by a young Vermont man between approximately 1850 and 1852. The author of the diary describes his life in New England as well as his travels by rail and stage to New York City and Georgia. The author appears to have lived near Greenfield, VT, and hails from an affluent family with ties to New York City. He attended an academy in East Hampton, about which he wrote at length.

Leola Burpee letters, 1870-1871

 File — Box 2, Folder: 27
Identifier: C-Misc 85
Scope and Contents Five holograph letters sent between 1870 and 1871 to Leola Burpee in East Sullivan, NH by Helen Buttles[?].The letters are very detailed and include gossip and shared news between the two female friends

Margaret Dresser letter, March 8, 1856

 File — Box 2, Folder: 11
Identifier: C-Misc 68
Scope and Contents Includes one holograph letter with envelope written by Martha Dresser in Hermon, [NY] to Mrs. Calvin A. [Wealthy Dresser] Packard in Goshen, MA. The letter provides insight into the social life and customs of New England in the 19th century, and discusses dressmaking and singing school.