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Elizabeth Powell papers, 1854-1916.
BANC FILM 2059; BANC FILM 2104; BANC MSS 82/55 c box 1; BANC MSS 82/55 c; ...
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Title:

Elizabeth Powell papers, 1854-1916

Creator/Contributor:

Powell, Elizabeth, 1838-1916, creator

Abstract:

Diary, v.1, 1854-1868, describes her life as a schoolgirl in Milton, New York; travels in N.Y. and eastern U.S., including a description of conditions at Auburn prison; work as a governess in Louisiana and elsewhere; descriptions of slave life and of New Orleans., Diary, v.2, 1868-1915, describes her voyage to the Pacific coast; teaching school in Pike City, Calif.; and work as a governess in various northern California locales. Comments on her ambitions in life. Three letters, l869-1915, written by her. Also included, a testimonial letter written by the Oakland Teachers Association after her death; statement of Helen Hughes Vedder containing genealogical information on the Powell family.

Date:

1854 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ny -- n-us-la -- n-us-ca.
Oakland Teachers Association.
Education -- California
Voyages to the Pacific coast
Women teachers
Prisons -- New York (State)
Slavery -- Louisiana
New Orleans (La.) -- Description and travel

Note:

Copies : also available on microfilm with call number BANC FILM 2104 (negative: BNEG Box 2363X): Diary, v. 1, 1854-1868, testimonial letter, and miscellaneous papers, 1869-1915; and call number BANC FILM 2059 (negative: BNEG Box 2173): Diary, v. 2, 1868-1915 .
Photograph of Elizabeth Powell, 1874, transferred to the Portrait File of The Bancroft Library.

Type:

Diaries.
Genealogies.

Physical Description:

1 box (.4 linear ft.).
2 microfilm reels : negative and positive.

Language:

English

Identifier:

BANC FILM 2059
BANC FILM 2104
BANC MSS 82/55 c box 1
BANC MSS 82/55 c
BANC FILM 2104

Origin:

California