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Writings, 1861, ca. 1902


Scope and Contents

This series consists of a notebook kept by Charlotte Ely as a student at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1861 and an autobiographical sketch written by one of both sisters in about 1902. The notebook contains notes concerning U.S. and world history, "English Composition," and "Stenography" (shorthand). The autobiographical sketch describes the Ely's family background and childhood, education, travels in England and Europe in 1865-1866, their meeting with the Reverend and Mrs. George C. Knapp, and their subsequent work as missionaries and teachers in Turkey.


  • 1861, ca. 1902

Conditions Governing Access



From the Collection: 2 boxes (2 boxes (10 linear in.))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Arranged chronologically.

Container Summary

2 folders

Repository Details

Part of the Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections Repository

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South Hadley MA 01075-6425 USA