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Collection Reference Number GLC08934.013
From Archive Folder Aurelia Hale letters 
Title Aurelia Hale to Sarah Woodbridge regarding her job as a teacher
Date 23 December 1823
Author Hale, Aurelia (cb. 1798)  
Recipient Woodbridge, Sarah  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Letter to her mother in which she discusses her job at the school and mentions that their rector has decided to leave to become the superintendent of an academy in Canadogua, NY, which the community seems to be saddened by. She also says that she has chosen to teach at the academy for another year, saying that she has become "overly attached to Georgia scenes, and Geo. friends, and highly gratified by the respect manifested." She ends the letter by talking about several family members, including attempts to contact a cousin who she has heard is residing in a nearby town and questions as to the well-being of her brothers James and Horatio.
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)  Woodbridge, Sarah (fl. 1822-1823)  
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