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Mary Newbury Adams letters, 1870-1879

Mary Newbury Adams letters, 1870-1879

Title

Mary Newbury Adams letters, 1870-1879

Description

Letters from Mary Newbury Adams (1837-1901) to her sister Frances and brother-in-law John. The letters contain a mixture of family and day-to-day news, with mentions of organizations in which Mary was active.

Creator

Adams, Mary Newbury, 1837-1901

Source

MS 10

Publisher

Special Collections, Iowa State University Library, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1870 - 1879
2013-12

Rights

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Relation

Mary Newbury Adams letters, 1870-1879
Adams Family Papers, 1618-1976, undated, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/manuscripts/MS010.html

Format

215 pages; 55 letters
letters (correspondence)
image;

Type

Image;

Identifier

0010_Adams_0001-007
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16001coll13/id/599

Coverage

Mary Newbury Adams (1837-1901), third child of Reverend and Mrs. Samuel Newbury, was born in Peru, Indiana. Her father was a firm believer in education for both sexes. When Mary was nineteen years of age, she was sent to Mrs. Willard's Female Seminary in Troy, New York, where she graduated in 1857. She married Austin Adams, a young lawyer and teacher, a few months later. Their home in Dubuque became an avant-garde salon for intellectuals of the period (1860's through 1880's). In 1866, Mrs. Adams became interested in women's suffrage and did much to promote it through writing and speaking. She was a member of the Association for Advancement of Women, the American Historical Association, vice chairperson of Women's Branch of the World's Congress Auxiliary of the Colombian Exposition, and numerous literary societies.