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Title Incoming - Jones, Jennett
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 1859-1870
Author Jones, Jennett
Description A selection of letters to Cynthia Everett from her friend Jennett Jones. Jennett talks about her family, their Church and the death of her father. She expresses hope that Cynthia will visit her soon and talks about the charitable work her family are involved with in relation to helping three orphaned children.
Document Type Correspondence
Theme(s) Faith and Religion; Family and Daily Life
Keywords religion, health, schools, charity, family, church, orphans
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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