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Guide to the Emma Willard Letter, 1841 February 20

Summary

Collection comprises a 2-page letter Willard wrote (20 February 1841) to Sheldon Moore, a lawyer in Kensington, Conn., regarding her deliberations over the location of a Normal School, either in Kensington, the town where she was born, or in Hartford. She notes "that other things being equal, I would rather be the means of benefiting my native place than any other."

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11222
Title
Emma Willard letter
Date
1841 February 20
Creator
Willard, Emma, 1787-1870
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises a 2-page letter Willard wrote (20 February 1841) to Sheldon Moore, a lawyer in Kensington, Conn., regarding her deliberations over the location of a Normal School, either in Kensington, the town where she was born, or in Hartford. She notes "that other things being equal, I would rather be the means of benefiting my native place than any other."

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How to Cite

Emma Willard Letter, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letter
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Emma Willard was a women's rights activist and founder of the Troy Female Seminary, the first institution for women's higher education.


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Provenance

The Emma Willard Letter was received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, June, 2016

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2016-0103