In Her Own Right

Sadie Brouwer Bartram letter to Martha Schofield

Image A00182243 1 lg
Date created 1863-06-21
Creators Bartram, Sadie (Sarah Mott Brouwer), 1844-1878
Description Martha Schofield met Sadie Brouwer in 1859 while teaching at a school in Harrison, New York, and the two remained close friends. She expresses her love for Schofield and her appreciation for their close friendship. She vows to always keep her confidence. She discusses the Orthodox Yearly Meeting she recently attended and shares her opinions of it. She briefly mentions Edward P. Wilson, a soldier whom Schofield had become a friend and confidant of, and talks about her marriage prospects, promising that Schofield would be the first to know if she meets a potential suitor. She also expresses concern after learning of a "Rebel invasion in Pennsylvania" and briefly talks about the war.
Size 9 pages
Type text
Subjects Quakers | Society of Friends | New York Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Orthodox : 1828-1955) | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Marriage | Schofield, Martha | Female friendship
Geographical location Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.); Byberry (Philadelphia, Pa.); Darby (Pa.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library: Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Martha Schofield Papers, SFHL-RG5-134, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00182243. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see