In Her Own Right

Martha Schofield papers

Date created 1853-01-01 – 1944-01-01
Creators Schofield, Martha, 1839-1916
Abstract Beyond charting Schofield's involvement in abolitionism, the war effort, educational initiatives, and suffrage, the collection documents the ways in which nineteenth-century women attempted to create satisfying lives for themselves outside of marriage and motherhood. Of particular interest is the fact that Schofield was so young (early twenties) when she produced much of this writing, making her relatable to students. Despite the presence of some cross-writing, her handwriting is highly readable.
Size 3.75 lf
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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