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Letter from Mary Almy to Cyprian Sterry

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Title:
Letter from Mary Almy to Cyprian Sterry
Description:
Almy's sister Carr and daughter Sukey intend to open a school for "young misses" where they will teach "all kinds of nice needed work -- tambour -- open work embroidery in contours on muslin for gowns and shawls and instruct them in every thing proper for young ladys who wishes to make a figure in life..." Inquires whether Sterry has a daughter who might wish to attend.
Creator:
Almy, Mary
Addressee:
Sterry, Cyprian
Date:
March 8, 1793
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Collection (local):
New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Quaker History Collection
Subjects:
History
1700-1799
Places:
Embroidery
Needlework
Women's education
Extent:
1 p.
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Place of origin:
Newport (R.I.)
Identifier:
mums926-f01-i001