In Her Own Right

Mary Townsend letter to Graceanna Lewis

Image A00179498 01 lg
Date created 1849-1850
Creator Townsend, Mary, 1814-
Description Mary Townsend was an author and close friend of Graceanna Lewis'. She has been ill for some time and has been attended by many doctors. She tells Lewis of a new physician who has been treating her, a woman named Miriam De Bonneville, and discusses the treatments De Bonneville uses. She also discusses Fredrika Bremer's travels in the United States, mentions a school that Lewis has been working at, and talks of paranormal phenomena reported at Rochester. The letter also includes several pages written in pencil by someone else, possibly Lewis's brother-in-law Dr. Edwin Fussell.
Size 12 pages
Type text
Subjects Medicine | Bremer, Fredrika, 1801-1865 | Women physicians | Women in medicine | Animal magnetism | Magnetic healing | Homeopathy | Death | Health | Spiritualism | Quakers
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Local Identifier A00179498
Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Lewis-Fussell Family Papers, SFHL-RG5-087, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00179498. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see