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Title Incoming - Butler, John H., Hattie & Lizzie (nephew & nieces)
Reference Midwest.MS.Everett
Library The Newberry Library
Collection Name Everett Family Papers, 1794-1949, Bulk 1838-1927
Collection Overview Primarily correspondence of the Everett family, concerning family news and health issues, and also covering abolition, temperance, women's rights, rights of African-Americans, and moral reform. Material from the Cynthia Everett, 1852-1876 papers and Family Papers, 1794-1949.
Series Description Cynthia Everett (1839-1876) initially taught school in and around Remsen. In 1870 she went to Norfolk, VA and then Charleston, SC, with the American Missionary Association to teach freedmen. She remained there only a short time before becoming ill and returning to Remsen, but her letters home are filled with descriptions and anecdotes about her students, coworkers, and other details about the experience. Her strong anti-slavery stance is apparent. Many of Cynthia's students and colleagues wrote to her after she left the south; these letters are included in the incoming correspondence.
Date 1859-1876
Author Butler, John H
Description A selection of letters to Cynthia Everett from her nephew and nieces, John, Lizzie and Hattie. The letters share family news and talk about school, the weather and Christmas presents. The children also talk about sending items to the soldiers and receiving new bibles from their father.
Document Type Correspondence
Theme(s) Family and Daily Life; Faith and Religion; Education and Training; Health, Welfare and Housing
Keywords health, family, education, schools, students, religion, soldier, benevolent societies, leisure
Places Biddeford, Maine; Coldwater, Michigan; Hillsdale, Michigan
People Everett, Cynthia
Organisations/Associations Ladies Sewing Society
Note Please note that some of the metadata for this document has been drawn from the catalogue of the Newberry Library.
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