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Porter Phelps Huntington family correspondence

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Title

Porter Phelps Huntington family correspondence

Subject

Original documents and annotated transcriptions primarily of letters between Elizabeth and Dan Huntington and their eleven children.

Description

Original documents and annotated transcriptions primarily of letters between Elizabeth and Dan Huntington and their eleven children.

Creator

A project of the Amherst College American Studies course "Global Valley" in collaboration with the Porter Phelps Huntington Foundation and Amherst College Archives and Special Collections

Source

These letters are the property of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation and are on long term loan to Amherst College Archives and Special Collections. This is an ongoing project and additional letters will be added over time.

Rights

Contact Amherst College Library Archives and Special Collections for permission to publish or reproduce these materials.

Collection Items

Elizabeth Huntington to Bethia Huntington, Oct. 1, 1844
Describes the family's activities over the course of several days, including Elizabeth's reading on the sabbath, the family's craft activities, the harvest, and visits to family members. Throughout the letter, Elizabeth also dwells on themes of…

Elizabeth Huntington to Edward Huntington, Dec. 19, 1842
This short letter details Elizabeth's concerns about relationships in the family. She indicates that there are some feelings of internal strife, and expresses her desire not to upset anyone with careless words in her letters. She briefly mentions…

Elizabeth Huntington to Frederic Huntington, Jan. 24,  1843
The letter is from Elizabeth Huntington, to her son Frederic. She talks a lot about being proud of him, that she is happy that he cares about the poor and makes an effort to get them involved in the church. She says she will send some old garments…
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