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American grit : a woman's letters from the Ohio frontier

Author: Anna Briggs Bentley; Emily Foster
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002.
Series: Ohio River Valley series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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""My beloved friends," writes Anna Briggs Bentley, "How often do I wish that you could peep in at us and hear the sound of cheerful voices issuing from our lowly cabin? I have not yet sufficient leisure to tell you how we got here, but it was without accident ... "" "Determined not to lose contact with her mother and sister, Anna began writing them long letters detailing the ordinary activities of her days and the
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bentley, Anna Briggs, 1796-1890.
American grit.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002
(OCoLC)606932111
Named Person: Anna Briggs Bentley; Anna Briggs Bentley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Briggs Bentley; Emily Foster
ISBN: 0813122651 9780813122656
OCLC Number: 50270156
Description: x, 344 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1826-1827 --
1828-1830 --
1831-1835 --
1836-1842 --
1843-1847 --
1850-1858 --
The years later.
Series Title: Ohio River Valley series.
Responsibility: edited by Emily Foster.
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In 1826, Anna Briggs Bentley, a pioneer woman, left her close Quaker community for frontier Ohio along with her husband and their six children. Presented here are her letters set in a framework of  Read more...

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"A sterling example of current practices representing nineteenth-century American women." - RITA KOHN

 
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