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Abagail Burnell letters

 Collection
Identifier: 0034

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.

Dates

  • 1855-1857

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the Curator of the Maine Women Writers Collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

Abagail Burnell lived in Norway, Maine.

Extent

1 folder (8 letters)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

All eight letters are in one folder.
  • Correspondence Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
  • Motherhood Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Title
Guide to the Abagail Burnell letters, 1855-1857
Status
Completed
Author
Jefferson Navicky
Date
2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Maine Women Writers Collection Repository

Contact:
Abplanalp Library
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland Maine 04103 United States