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Correspondence from Hatty to Agnes Bacon

Identifier: SC 01798

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Scope and Contents

One letter from Hatty, a minister's wife and resident of West Newton, MA, to her mother during the mid-nineteenth century. The letter includes details about the health of Hatty and her husband and their trip to Washington to meet President John Tyler. The letter includes four standard pages of neat prose.


  • Creation: 1841 May 19

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Biographical / Historical

Hatty, a resident of West Newton, Massachusetts, penned the letter to her mother during the nineteenth century. Containing a postage stamp from Hartford, Connecticut, the letter describes the condition and habits of her husband who was inflicted with the measles. The letter also mentions Hatty's personal health and her trip to Washington where she met President John Tyler. Hatty noted the president particularly noticed her status as the only woman in company at the White House.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 legal size folder)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased with the assistance of the John M. Presson Estate Fund.

Processing Information

The collection received container level processing. This finding aid may be updated to reflect new descriptions and aquisitions to the collection.

Guide to Correspondence from Hatty to Agnes Bacon Collection
Kendall McKinley
November 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository