In Her Own Right

Graceanna Lewis letter to Mariann Lewis; Rebecca Fussell letter to Edwin Fussell

Image A00179495 01 lg
Date created 1848-04-22
Creators Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912 | Fussell, Rebecca L. (Rebecca Lewis), 1820-1893
Description Mariann Lewis and Rebecca Lewis Fussell were Graceanna Lewis's sisters; Edwin Fussell was their cousin and Rebecca Lewis Fussell's husband. Mariann is travelling to Indiana; part of her journey has been on steam boat. Jane, the family servant, has gotten married, and Graceanna approves of the work of the new servant, Ann Bradley. Several people in the family have been reading "Jane Eyre." Rebecca writes that Sarah, "a little colored girl," is hurt because Edwin Fussell said farewell to the white children but not to her.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects Women--Travel | Women household employees | Jane Eyre (Bronte, Charlotte) | Race discrimination
Geographical location Chester County (Pa.); Pendleton (Ind.)
Language English
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Local Identifier A00179495
Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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