(1793) Letter from Mary Mitchell to Isaac Shelby
In 1790 on the Southwestern frontier, an unidentified Native American tribe took Mary Mitchell's granddaughter captive. She writes to Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby for help.
(1797) Lettes from Eliza Southgate, Mrs. Walter Browne (1783 - 1809)
This volume, published in the 1880s, includes Eliza's correspondence while in school in Boston.
A grandmother's recollections of Dixie
Memoirs written in the form of letters to her children and grandchildren.
(1814) Letter from Polly Wilson McGee to Joshua Lacy Wilson
Mrs. McGee wrote to her brother from Driftwood Township, Indiana Territory, telling of her loneliness and asking for letters from him and his family.
(1817) Letter from Amanda Wilson to George Wilson
Amanda often wrote to her brother, who was at school in Shelbyville, Kentucky, and her letters include news about their father, the family, and the health and marriages of mutual friends.
(1819) Letter from Anna Blake to Harriet Corlis
Anna Blake writes to a friend about taking art lessons from John Audubon.
(1826) Lydia H. Sigourney to Martha Randolph, August 1826, with Poem
Letter of condolence to Thomas Jefferson's daughter upon his death.
(1850s) Memoirs of Anne C.L. Botta, written by her friends. With selections from her correspondence and from her writings in prose and poetry
These selections feature letters and some other writings, including a description of a trip to Niagara Falls.
(1851) Letter from Elizabeth Blackwell to Baroness Anne Isabella Milbanke Byron, March 4, 1851
Blackwell writes about women's rights and the education of women physicians.
(1851) Letter from Nancy Bolles
Nancy Bolles accompanied her husband, Captain John Bolles, onboard the ship Alert of New London, Connecticut, for a whaling voyage to the Pacific Ocean. This letter describes events at sea during the nine-month
(1851 - 1852) The Shirley letters from California mines in 1851 - 1852
In these 23 letters, Louise Clappe writes of life in San Francisco and the Feather River mining communities of Rich Bar and Indian Bar.
(1853) America of the fifties: letters of Fredrika Bremer
A selection of letters written by Swedish author, Fredrika Bremer, describing her travels in the United States.
(1854) Notes of Travel and Life
A selection of letters written by Sarah Mendell and Charlote Hosmer from Ellisburg, New York; Canada, New York City; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, Virginia; and other cities.
(1858 - 1865) Crusader and feminist; letters of Jane Grey Swisshelm
Jane Grey Swisshelm was an antislavery advocate, newspaper editor, lecturer, crusader, feminist, and Civil War nurse. She edited two newspapers in Minnesota during the period 1858-1865, when these letters were written.
(1860) Correspondence between Lydia Maria Child and Gov. Wise and Mrs. Mason of Virginia
Abolitionist statements in the form of letters addressed to Governor Wise of Virginia on the occasion of John Brown's raid and arrest.
(1861) Helen M. Rauschnabel to Mary Todd Lincoln, May 7, 1861
This letter reports a dream Helen Rauschnabel had about Abraham Lincoln.
(1862) Mary Todd Lincoln to Abraham Lincoln, November 3, 1862
This letter refers to money Mary Todd Lincoln had given a former slave to purchase clothes for contrabands.
(1863) Little Lizzie's letter. Philadelphia, April 17, 1863
An American Tract Society published letter written to a soldier by a 7-year-old girl.
(1864) Sojourner Truth to Mary Gale, February 25, 1864
Letter concerning the emancipation of her children and her son's Civil War service.
(1865) Letter home from a Union nurse, June 5, 1865
Letter describing incident involving the arrest of a woman and a soldier.
(1866 - 1882) The Olivia letters
Letters written from 1866 to 1882 describing political and governmental events in Washington.
(1862 - 1911) Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters
The Uriah W. Oblinger Collection includes 318 letters - many written by women in the family.
(1875) Letter from Mabel Hubbard Bell to Alexander Graham Bell, October 23, 1875
Mabel Hubbard Bell writes about her views on women's rights.
From Maine to the Mississippi by a Yankee girl
Letters written for the Oxford Democrat and published privately in Hingham, Massachusetts.
(1887) Nina Van Zandt Spies lettter to B. F. Underwood, October 17, 1887
Letter signed by Nina van Zandt Spies, wife of Haymarket defendant August Spies, to Mr. B. F. Underwood, a supporter of amnesty for the Haymarket defendants.
(1888) Letters from California
Harriet Harper of Maine paid a six-month visit to California with another young woman in 1888. These letters describe their travels within California via rail and coastal steamship to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Tijuana, and the San Pedro wineries.
(1889) Letter from Elizabeth E. Hutter to Benjamin Harrison, March 6, 1889
Elizabeth Hutter wrote to congratulate President Harrison on his inaugural address, calling it a "magnificent production."
(1893) "Autumn," poem by Helen Keller, October 27, 1893
poem written by Helen Keller and sent to Alexander Graham Bell.
(1896) Letter from Susan B. Anthony to Adelaide Johnson, February 8, 1896
Anthony writes Johnson in support of women ministers performing marriage ceremonies.
(1896) Letters of travel in California, in the winter and spring of 1896
Mrs. Immen reported visits to Echo Mountain, San Diego, greater Los Angeles, Yosemite, Oakland, Santa Clara, San José, and San Francisco.
(1919 - 1937) Letters from a senator's wife by Frances Parkinson Keyes
Letters written while her husband was a senator on Capitol Hill.
(1934) Moore-Willson, Minnie, Correspondence, 1934
Letters and a three-page autobiography. Topics include Moore-Willson's application to the W.P.A. and the needs of Seminole Indians.
(1935) Moore-Willson, Minnie, Correspondence, 1935
Correspondence relating to the federal purchase of land for Seminole reservations and Moore-Willson's book on Osceola County (Fla.).
(1941) Letter from Olga Koussevitzky to Leonard Bernstein, September 5, 1941
Olga advises Bernstein that men need the companionship of women to help them in life.
(1949) Our pioneer days in Minnesota
Gertrude Vandergon wrote her reminiscences in a series of lengthy letters addressed to her children.