Lucy or Ella Winston letter
This collection contains a letter from a young woman, either Lucy or Ella Winston, to her mother, Martha A. Winston. The letter, unsigned, describes her travel to and her experience of the Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute. The Buckingham Female Collegiate Institute, chartered in 1837, was the first college for women in Virginia and was attended by both Winston sisters. In the letter, the writer describes the sisters' trip to the institute, shares her first impressions, comments on changes at the school, and discusses various teachers, messages, financial matters, and course study. The letter measures 9.75" X 7.75" and is three pages. There is a tear on the third page, along with several punctures and small stains resulting in a partial loss of a few words.
Purchased, 21 January 2022.
- February 16, 1852
- Winston, Lucy (Person)
.03 Cubic Feet (One letter size folder)