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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.003
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Horatio Hale regarding her first few days in Washington, Georgia
Date 31 May 1821
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Horatio  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Letter to her brother written to tell him about her first few days in Washington, GA. She reports that the news of her arrival spread quickly and that she has already had several social engagements, and that the boarding house in which she is staying is quite comfortable, including having "three, sometimes four blacks" attend on her and bring her meals. She also writes extensively about taking on the role of teacher in the local school, which is scheduled to take place on June 18. A small part of the letter is obscured by what appears to have been a wax seal, and Horatio's address appears on the back of the second page.
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 Washington, Georgia
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