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Mary Eliza Bradbury papers, Series 1, Box 1, Folder 1: Correspondence, January-November, 1855

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Summary:The papers of Mary Eliza Bradbury consist of letters written by Mary Eliza Bradbury to Lewis H. Jackson in the course of the year 1855. Letters were exchanged approximately every week. Dates range from January 8, 1855 to November 26, 1855. There are 12 signed letters and one undated manuscript item. The courtship of Bradbury and Lewis is carried on through these letters and religious devotion and emotional commitment are closely intertwined. Bradbury expresses her desire to grow spiritually and describes her profound religious experiences in the Methodist Church. News of local events, family notes, and details of the happenings in her school are also included. For complete collection information, visit the full finding aid at
Creator:Bradbury, Mary Eliza
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Elkton
Temporal subject: 1851-1860
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Elkton
Topical subjects: Bradbury, Mary Eliza -- 1830-1875 -- Correspondence
Jackson, Lewis H. -- Correspondence
Maryland -- Social life and customs -- Sources
Teachers -- Maryland -- Elkton -- Correspondence
Women -- Maryland -- Elkton -- Social conditions -- Sources
ArchivesUM location:Mary Eliza Bradbury papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 1: Correspondence, January - November 1855
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Women's Studies
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:Digital Collections
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