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Amelia L. Carey Letters
Manuscript Collection

Biographical & Scope Notes: Amelia L. Carey (1848-[1869]) came from Princeton, Illinois, to attend the Knox Female Seminary from 1866-1867. The collection contains fourteen letters (transcripts; location of originals unknown.) which were written by Amelia Carey to her parents and "home" in 1866-1867 while she attended the Knox Female Seminary. They include references to her academic and social life and to various faculty members: Professors George Churchill, Henry Hitchcock, Edward Beecher, Milton Comstock, and Miss Lydia Howard. The collection also includes an unpublished family history of the Carey and Crawford families compiled in 1940s.

Collection range: 1866-1869; 1941
Collection size: 2.5 inches
Donor: William T. Beauchamp, Knox Faculty 1928-1948