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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 B: Selections from the Newport Historical Society: Part 2: Selected Collections The long series of the Hunter Family papers documents an important Newport family of the Congregational faith with three generations of women_s correspondence and diaries. Highlights include letters from Mary Hunter in Brazil and the correspondence she received from Newport friends and relatives in the mid-19th century. These are complemented by letters of her mother and grandmother from an earlier time period and those of her daughters and granddaughters.

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