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

Author: Emily Foster
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009. ©2002
Series: Ohio River Valley series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1826 thirty-year-old Anna Briggs Bentley, her husband, and their six children left their close Quaker community and the worn-out tobacco farms of Sandy Spring, Maryland, for frontier Ohio. Along the way, Anna sent back home the first of scores of letters she wrote her mother and sisters over the next fifty years as she strove to keep herself and her children in their memories. With Anna's natural talent for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
American grit : a woman's letters from the Ohio frontier.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, 2009, ©2002
x, 344 pages
Named Person: Anna Briggs Bentley; Anna Briggs Bentley
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Foster
ISBN: 9780813149417 081314941X
OCLC Number: 905865445
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (363 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations, maps, photographs.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One: 1826-1827; Chapter Two: 1828-1830; Chapter Three: 1831-1835; Illustration; Chapter Four: 1836-1842; Chapter Five: 1843-1847; Chapter Six: 1850-1858; Chapter Seven: The Later Years; Epilogue; Appendix One: The Children of Roger Brooke IV and Mary Matthews Brooke; Appendix Two: The Children of Isaac Briggs and Hannah Brooke Briggs; Appendix Three: The Children of Joseph E. Bentley and Anna Briggs Bentley; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; V; W.
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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