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Location: Harvard Depository
Call No.: MS Am 2598
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Richmond, Grace Hooker.
Title: Grace Hooker Richmond letters to Gertrude Hooker Brown,
Date(s): 1879-1885 and undated.
Quantity: 1 collection (.5 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from an American woman traveling in England and France during the years 1879 and 1884-1885. Letters sent to her sister in Ohio.
Grace Hooker Richmond of Cleveland, Ohio, embarked on her first voyage to England and France in 1879 and sent letters home to her younger sister, Gertrude Hooker Brown (Mrs. William Fayette Brown), also from Cleveland. Another voyage to England was undertaken by Grace in 1884-1885 and more letters were sent home to her sister.
Autograph manuscript letters, with typescript transcipts of every letter. It is no longer known whether these transcripts arrived with the collection or were made later. Letters are very faint and transcripts are useful to read script. Many letters include envelopes.Letters are primarily about family affairs and travel commentary. Includes information about shipboard life, Ireland, Liverpool, London, and Paris, and life as a tourist in all these locations during 1879 and 1884 and 1885. Mentions plays, lectures, concerts, dinners, historical locations, illnesses, and many other topics concerning her travels in England and France. Much discussion of life back home in Cleveland. Especially mentions her "cousin Clara" who seemed to have relatives in England.
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