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Guide to the Emily G. Wightman testimony on spousal abuse and neglect

Summary

Single-page written, signed testimony by Emily G. Wightman on the topic of her husband's physical abuse of her and his neglect of their children. Text reads: "Cruel and inhuman treatment by my husband such as frequently and greatly impair my health and endanger my life rendering it unsafe for me to cohabit with him - Refusing & neglecting to provide sufficient provisions and clothing for his family and when otherwise provided he deprives the family of their use by hiding & secreting them and locking them up in places where they cannot be found or recovered by the family when needed."

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11645
Title
Emily G. Wightman testimony on spousal abuse and neglect
Creator
Wightman, Emily G.
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Single-page written testimony signed by Emily G. Wightman. Devised title; estimated location based on provenance.

"Cruel and inhuman treatment by my husband such as frequently and greatly impair my health and endanger my life rendering it unsafe for me to cohabit with him - Refusing & neglecting to provide sufficient provisions and clothing for his family and when otherwise provided he deprives the family of their use by hiding & secreting them and locking them up in places where they cannot be found or recovered by the family when needed."

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Emily G. Wightman testimony on spousal abuse and neglect, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

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Provenance

The Emily G. Wightman testimony on spousal abuse and neglect was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Megan Lewis, August, 2018.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS508