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Brooke Family papers, Series 2, Box 4, Folder 27: To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Mary M. Brooke -- From Deborah Hopkins with Elizabeth and Sarah Hopkins (letters 16-30), 1825-1826

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Summary:To Sarah Brooke Farquhar with Mary M. Brooke -- From Deborah Hopkins with Elizabeth and Sarah Hopkins, 1825-1826. The materials in this collection document the everyday lives of members of the Brooke family of Sandy Spring, Maryland. Correspondents devote their attention to farm or city life, social events, Quaker religious concerns, courtship, vacations and travel, household duties, astronomy, and some business dealings. These letters are between the Hopkins sisters of Baltimore and the Brooke sisters of Sandy Spring. Deborah, Elizabeth, and Sarah Hopkins sent news and gossip to their cousins, Mary M. Brooke and Sarah Brooke (Farquhar). This group of forty letters, all numbered, (spanning three folders) covers the period from March 1824 to December 1826. Letter 20 comments on General Lafayette's last visit to Baltimore; and letter 22 features a brief account of a slave auction. Complete information may be found in the finding aid to the collection at:
Creator:Hopkins, Deborah
Hopkins, Elizabeth
Hopkins, Sarah
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Baltimore
Temporal subject: 1821-1830
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Baltimore
Topical subjects: Farquhar, Sarah Brooke
ArchivesUM location:Brooke Family papers
  • series 2
  • box 4
  • folder 27
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Personal and Family Lives
Women's Studies
Collection:Digital Collections
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