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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.001
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Horatio Hale regarding a voyage
Date 1-2 May 1821
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Horatio  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Letter to her brother Horatio, sent upon docking in New York on her way to Georgia. She talks briefly about life on board the ship, including dining with several men from her hometown of Hartford, and complains that they docked in New York three hours late due to adverse weather conditions. She also indicates that while she misses home, she does not regret leaving. The letter takes up both sides of the first page of the document. The second page is largely blank, and the part of it containing Horatio Hale's name and address has fallen off.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  Travel  African American History  Slavery  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  
People Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  Hale, Horatio (fl. 1821-1826)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Aurelia Hale was born in Glastonbury, in Hartford, Connecticut sometime before 20 December 1798.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859