Letters of Maria Magdalen Flagg, 1790-1793
Letters from Maria Magdalen Flagg to her aunt, Lydia Nightingale, discussing family, friends, and her courtship, and observations on her mother's death in childbirth.
Language of Materials
Materials in English.
Access. Collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Maria Magdalen Flagg is held by the President and Fellows of Harvard College for the Schlesinger Library. 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.
The collection consists of thirteen letters from Maria Magdalen Flagg, a young woman living in Charleston, South Carolina; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and New York, to Lydia Nightingale. The letters contain news of family, friends, and her courtship, and observations on her mother's death in childbirth. The collection also includes photocopies of typed transcripts of the letters.
Maria Magdalen Flagg was the niece of Lydia Nightingale, a resident of Providence, Rhode Island. She attended school in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number: 84-M223
The letters of Maria Magdalen Flagg were given to the library by Helen Kessler in December 1984.
Processed: June 1988
By: Anne Engelhart
Updated and additional description added: July 2020
By: Paula Aloisio
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- Processing of this collection was made possible by gifts from the Radcliffe College Class of 1957 Schlesinger Library Fund and the Gerard Schlesinger Library Fund.
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