In Her Own Right

Martha Schofield letter to Sadie Brouwer Bartram

Image A00181228 1 lg
Date created 1865-09-03
Creators Schofield, Martha
Description Fragment. Martha Schofield met Sadie Brouwer Bartram in 1859 while teaching at a school in Harrison, New York, and the two remained close friends. Schofield expresses her disdain for the "Copperheads," saying that being around one recently made her blood start "travelling pretty fast through [her] veins" and says that they sanctioned the mistreatment of slaves by upholding the rebels. She describes visiting Rachel Moore, who had recently been severely injured in a carriage accident. She expects to go South at the end of October.
Size 5 pages
Type text
Subjects Copperhead movement | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Moore, Rachel Wilson | Women teachers | Bartram, Sadie (Sarah Mott Brouwer), 1844-1878
Geographical location Darby (Pa.); Harrison (N.Y.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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