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MS Eng 1304

Wright, Frances, 1795-1852. Frances Wright letters to Julia Garnett Pertz: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Eng 1304
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Wright, Frances, 1795-1852.
Title: Frances Wright letters to Julia Garnett Pertz,
Date(s): 1820-1829.
Quantity: 1 collection (1 box (.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from Scottish-American social reformer Frances Wright to Julia Garnett Pertz, wife of German historian Georg Heinrich Pertz.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*73M-47. Deposited by Mrs. Katherine Haramundanis, Bedford Road Carlisle, Massachusetts; received: 1974 March 4.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Frances Wright Letters to Julia Garnett Pertz (MS Eng 1304). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Wright was a Scottish-American social reformer. Pertz was the wife of German historian Georg Heinrich Pertz.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains letters addressing such topics as the evils of slavery in the United States, the support of emancipation, details about the slave trade, and thoughts on the government in America. Letters also discuss life in England and Washington D.C., ideas on how to prevent seasickness on long voyages, overcoming various illnesses, and song lyrics.

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