New England Women and Their Families in the 18th and 19th Centuries: Personal Papers, Letters, and Diaries offers researchers a rich assortment of primary sources on everyday life in 18th- and 19th-century New England. These family papers reveal the relationships and experiences of mothers and fathers, wives and husbands, sisters and brothers, students and teachers, friends and lovers.
With this collection, researchers can explore the private side of the economic, political, and intellectual energies that made New England such an influential region.
Series A: Manuscript Collections from the American Antiquarian Society: Part 3: Maine and Massachusetts Family Collections
Part 3 includes several outstanding smaller collections of Maine and Massachusetts families. These collections document intellectual currents, spirituality, changing values, New England culture, migration to the far West, and missionary work in the post_Civil War South. In the papers of women and their families collected here, scholars will discover a rich vein of documentation on family life in 19th-century New England.