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Myra A. Straw essays and homemade newspaper

 Unprocessed
Identifier: ViU-2019-0073

Content Description

Amateur newspaper and handwritten essays by a young woman from Hopkinton, New Hampshire in the 19th century. Four handwritten essays, totaling eleven pages, plus a manuscript amateur newspaper, all signed by author. The essays include a four page spoof titled "Autobiography of an old stove," describing the life of a stove from its existence as a lump of ore in an iron mine, to the manufactory, to being used in a schoolhouse. The other essays are titled "Summer," "Our talents," and "A critics report."

Acquisition Type

Purchase

Provenance

Purchased, 14 October 2019.

Restrictions Apply

No

Dates

  • 1888

Extent

0.03 Cubic Feet (1 folder)