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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Brook Farm correspondence

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...
Dates: 1839-1851

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

Dates: 1870-1871

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.

Dates: March 8, 1856