Ruth Hastings papers   1852-1853
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Title: Ruth Hastings papers
Creator: Hastings, Ruth Newcomb, b. 1831
Inclusive dates: 1852-1853
Extent: 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.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan