Ruth Hastings papers 1852-1853
Ruth Hastings papers
Hastings, Ruth Newcomb, b. 1831
53 items (0.25 linear feet)
The Hastings papers offer an insight into the mind of Ruth Newcomb Hastings, a young woman experiencing southern society for the first time. The letters reveal a young teacher's insecurities about her social and professional status, her reactions to slavery and plantation life, her adjustments to teaching, and her responses to life in a new family and new culture.
The material is in English
William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan