Abagail Burnell letters
Collection Scope and Content
The letters from Burnell to her mother are handwritten in phonetic English with many traditional misspellings. In most cases, a typed transcription including the misspelled words accompanies the letter. The topics of the letters include visits from neighbors, the importance of rest, chopping firewood, and how difficult it is to write when tired.
- Creation: 1855-1857
- Burnell, Abagail (Person)
Collection is open for research.
For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.
Abagail Burnell lived in Norway, Maine.
1 folder (8 letters)
Language of Materials
All eight letters are in one folder.
- Guide to the Abagail Burnell letters, 1855-1857
- Jefferson Navicky
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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