Elizabeth Fielding letter
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Elizabeth Fielding letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Fielding, Elizabeth, b. approximately 1822.
Title: Elizabeth Fielding letter
Dates: 1831
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0922

Biographical/Historical Note

Aside from Elizabeth Fielding's statement that she was nine years old at the time she wrote this letter, little is known of her. The stepmother she mentions was identified by the donor as a daughter of Jeremiah Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, who was state treasurer from 1835-1838. There were two Salems in Georgia at the time this letter was written, one in Clarke County and the other in Baldwin County. There is nothing to indicate from which Salem, Georgia the letter was written.


Scope and Content Note

Elizabeth Fielding, writing to her grandmother, reports news of her family and school; she mentions her step-mother and says she wants to prepare to teach. She also states that she is nine years old. The letter is written from Salem, Georgia; the grandmother's location is unidentified.


Index Terms

Children.
Education.
Families.
Fielding, Elizabeth, b. approximately 1822.
Letters (correspondence)
Salem (Ga.)
Stepmothers.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], Elizabeth Fielding letter, MS 922, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Constance P. Brown, 1965.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Elizabeth Fielding letter from Salem, Georgia to her grandmother, 1831
Regarding news of her family and school; she mentions her step-mother and says she wants to prepare to teach. She also states that she is nine years old.