Papers, 1828-1854.


Gale family. Papers, 1828-1854.

Papers, 1828-1854.

The collection includes approximately 450 letters, most of them written by or to Frederick and Anna. The letters are significant for their descriptions of Worcester social life, school days, and family affairs. One letter, dated 12 August 1834, concerns a nativist-inspired attack upon a convent in Charlestown, Mass. Also included are three journals kept by Frederick while he traveled, May to October 1847, January 1849 to February 1850, and February to July 1850. All reflect his sightseeing activities, political interests, and conversations and acquaintances. A fourth journal was kept by Anna while a student at the Greene Street School and includes detailed impressions of her teacher, Margaret Fuller.

2 boxes.6 v. ; octavo.

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