In Her Own Right

Graceanna Lewis letter to Mary Townsend

Image A00179491 01 lg
Date created 1845-12-17
Creators Lewis, Graceanna, 1821-1912
Description Mary Townsend was an author and close friend of Graceanna Lewis'. She thanks Townsend for the books she sent for Lewis's sister, who is recovering from an illness. She discusses the virtues of a man named C.M.B. (most likely Cyrus Moses Burleigh) and says she gave him a picture of Townsend. She also touches on the idea of universal love and her worry that her activism stems from love of right rather than love of man. Lewis alludes to the fact that Townsend is going to an antislavery meeting. She says that Libby has started her school, expresses her satisfaction at her family having hired a girl she finds satisfactory at her work. She also uses electricity in a metaphor.
Size 4 pages
Type text
Subjects Books | Love--Religious aspects | Women--Education | Women employees
Geographical location West Vincent (Pa. : Township)
Language English
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Contributing institution TriCollege Libraries
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, A00179491. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see