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S. Helen Moore., 01/09/1855-01/09/1855

 File — Box: 3, Folder: 41
Identifier: 68076

Series-level Scope and Content Note

From the Series:

Please note that correspondents often mention acquaintances or other individuals but will not provide their complete names. When known, the full name is given in parentheses. Also, in the case of the Clarke family, one A.K. Clark signs her name without the 'e' although it is likely that she is a member of the Clarke family. She also cites (her husband?) inconsistently as 'Mr. Clark' or 'Mr. Clarke.' Descriptions for each letter will use the spelling that the correspondent has used.


  • 01/09/1855-01/09/1855

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From the Collection: 1.3 Linear Feet (3 Hollinger Document Cases)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Container Summary

ALS (dated 1/9/1855) to Franklin B. Sanborn from his cousin S. Helen Moore. Reference to Ariana Walker, Mr. Conway, and to quitting her work as teacher at "the colored school...I might have many schools yet that would be first among them in my love and thoughts. I confess now I have expended more for it, tho' you know I am by no means rich, than I ever received. Our funds were low & would permit me no increased compensation. And lastly, four miles in the wintry weather was more than my health would endure - joined to our unsparing (to ourselves) method of teaching. The duties of the school are by no means all, for the homes have to be visited and the parents taught likewise in other ways. It was indeed a cross to relinquish my labor in this promising field, but it was presented me and I must needs bear it cheerfully. Meanwhile all I can gain in knowledge thro' teaching & other ways will enrich me for them if I can ever return..." Reference also to attending a gathering at the home of popular novelist Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth (1819-99).

Subjects and Associated Physical Materials

MOORE, S. HELEN - CORRES. TO SANBORN, FRANKLIN B. 1855 (01/09): Autographed Letter


SOUTHWORTH, E.D.E.N. - REFERENCE BY MOORE, S. HELEN 1855: Autographed Letter

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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