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Subcategory Women's Lives contains 11 item(s).

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Cover "The Pocumtuc Housewife; A Guide to Domestic Cookery"
In 1906 a group of women from the Parish Guild in Deerfield, Massachusetts, produced a cookbook patterned after those of the 19th century.
Page 1 Estate Appraisal of Esther Dickinson
Jul 16, 1875
Esther (Harding) Dickinson, born in 1790, left a substantial estate of both land and investments when she died in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1875.
Title page "Strictures on Female Education"
Like other writers of the period who championed education for women, the Reverend John Bennett of the Church of England considered educated women essential to sustaining a civilized and free society.
front Map "The world agreeable to the latest discoveries"
c. 1817
Harriet Goodhue (1799-1874) was about fifteen years old when she drew this world map for her course in cartography at Deerfield Academy.
Page 1 Thank you letter from Mrs. Hooper to Miss Wilson for supplies for Civil War soldiers
Sep 15, 1864
Many women contributed to the war effort by collecting needed supplies for troops.
Title page "The Young Ladies Book: A Manual of Elegant Recreations, Exercises, and Pursuits"
In a day when refined appearance and proper posture prevailed among a class of young ladies, books such as this one assisted those young women with instructions and drawings for correct behavior.
Title page "Young Ladies Literary Society 1813"
A group of young women in Deerfield, Massachusetts, displayed their era's optimistic confidence in human beings to change the world for the better when they formed the Young Ladies Literary Society in 1813.
Page 1 WWI letter to Emily Gladys Bartlett
Apr 10, 1919
Wirt's unit is about to go home: they were reviewed by Gen. John Pershing, the U.S. commander. By June, most of them will be home. But even though peace is at hand, the treaty that is about to be signed will lay traps for later generations.
document Suffrage letter to George Sheldon
Apr 20, 1909
For over 70 years, women struggled to secure the right to vote.
document "Shorter Hours for Women"
Jul 14, 1900
In 1900 Massachusetts labor reforms lowered the number of hours that women and children could work to 58 hours a week.


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