The full content of this document is only available to subscribing institutions. More information can be found via

Collection Reference Number GLC08934.039
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah W. Hale regarding a planned visit to the north
Date 4 March 1833
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Hale, Sarah W.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description She mentions that she is sending the letter along with one she has written to Horatio. She is planning to visit the North, and says that she will be bringing as little as possible because the fashions might be different than those in the South. She says that she is not dreading the "fatigues of the journey" because they are preferable to all the storms the area has been experiencing, including tornados. She also includes an update about her daughter Sarah as well as some of the people her sister presumably met when she visited, including some of her slaves as well as some of her friends. A small piece of the letter has been torn away by the seal.
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)  
Place written Prairie, Alabama
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