Papers of the Bradley-Hyde family


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Object ID:
A-66
Accession #:
A-66
Category:
Collections of Papers
Creator:
Bradley family
Date:
between 1800 and 1861
Collection:
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Held at:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University Cambridge, Mass.
Associated Place:
Stockbridge, MA
Size:
.42 linear feet
Description:
An interesting collection of family letters dating from 1800-1861, covering four generations, of Connecticut and Massachusetts interest.
Abigail Bradley of Stockbridge, Massachusetts went to Miss Pierce's School in Litchfield, Connecticut in 1814 and 1815. In 1818 she married Lavius Hyde, a young minister of Salisbury, Connecticut. Lavius was dismissed from the Salisbury parish in 1822 for controversial ideas on slavery. Later he was established in Bolton, Connecticut. Their daughter, Sarah, went to Ipswich (Massachusetts) Seminary in 1852. There is a charming letter from her father written at this time.
There are many letters exchanging family chit-chat among the numerous members of a large and lively family. Quite naturally many are couched in religious phrases. There are some of ...
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