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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.005
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah Hale regarding their mother's health and Sarah's education
Date 19 October 1821
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Additional authors Ellsworth, Mary (fl. 1798-1821)
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description There is an enclosed letter from Mary Ellsworth, who is also originally from the north. She has never met Sarah but urges her to visit soon. In Aurelia's letter to Sarah, she chastises her sister for taking so long to write, but expresses happiness that their mother's health has begun to recover. She implores Sarah to remain dedicated to her studies and education, because it is the only way to "command respect" in Hartford or Connecticut. Part of Aurelia's letter has been obscured by other text. A small hole and the remnants of a seal remain on the second letter.
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, Sarah W. (fl. 1821-1837)  Ellsworth, Mary (fl. 1798-1821)  
Place written Washington, Georgia
Theme Women in American History; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Foreign Affairs; Children & Family; Education
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