In Her Own Right

Mary H. Child and Eliza H. Schofield letters to Martha Schofield

Image A00182922 1 lg
Date created 1870-05-08
Creators Child, Mary H. (Mary Hough), 1803-1874 | Schofield, E. H. (Eliza Hough), 1840-1913
Description Mary Child and Eliza Schofield were Martha Schofield's mother and sister, respectively. Gives news of friends and family. Discusses a meeting of Indian Committees from multiple Yearly Meetings. Relates an encomium to Lucretia Mott delivered by Samuel Townsend and Mott's response to it. Discusses funding for Schofield's schoolhouse. Mentions the impression made by a letter from William Woodruff (likely A00182917) about Schofield's former students now at Lincoln University. Mentions that another Schofield sister, Lydia, will be going to New York as a delegate of the Peace Society. Eliza's letter describes attending a performance of Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" with their friend John Bunting, a music columnist, and discusses her dislike of Yearly Meeting.
Size 7 pages
Type text
Subjects Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends (Hicksite : 1827-1955). Joint Committee on Indian Affairs (1869-1892) | Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880 | Townsend, Samuel | Quakers | School buildings--Finance | Opera | Patti, Carlotta, 1835-1889
Geographical location Darby (Pa.); Aiken (S.C.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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