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COLLECTION Identifier: A/B632a2

Letter of Anna Blackwell, 1893 June 28


One autographed letter from Anna Blackwell to Nettie (Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell).


  • 1893

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Letter created by Anna Blackwell is in the public domain. Copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


1 folder

Collection consists of one letter signed from Anna Blackwell to Nettie (Antoinette Louisa Brown Blackwell) who was the author of The Philosophy of Individuality in which this letter was found. Anna Blackwell's letter includes appreciation for the lending of the book as well as a critical assessment of the author's arguments. Also includes typed transcript of letter and note regarding the letter's provenance.


Anna Blackwell (1816-1900) was the daughter of Samuel and Hannah (Lane) Blackwell, and the sister of Elizabeth and Emily Blackwell. She was a teacher, translator, poet, and journalist.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Letter of Anna Blackwell was given to the Schlesinger Library by Mrs. George H. Blackwell in 1944.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Blackwell family Papers, 1784-1944 (A-77); Blackwell family Papers, 1835-1963 (A-145), Blackwell family Papers, 1832-1981 (MC 411), and Blackwell family Additional papers, 1851-1972 (MC 715).

Processing Information

Updated and additional description added: November 2020

By: Laura Peimer

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by Radcliffe Class of 1956 and the Mary Mitchell Wood Manuscript Processing Fund.

Repository Details

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