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Anne Hampton Brewster: Nineteenth-Century Author and Social Outlaw Denise M. Larrabee

Anne Hampton Brewster: Nineteenth-Century Author and Social Outlaw

Denise M. Larrabee

Published December 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780914076865
Paperback
32 pages
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In 1892, Anne Hampton Brewster of Philadelphia died in Italy, leaving the Library Company of Philadelphia her manuscripts & library. It was her wish that her library & everything appertaining to it...be kept intact & called The MariaMoreIn 1892, Anne Hampton Brewster of Philadelphia died in Italy, leaving the Library Company of Philadelphia her manuscripts & library. It was her wish that her library & everything appertaining to it...be kept intact & called The Maria Hampton Brewster Library ...in honour of the memory of my beloved Mother. The Library Company has honored her request by keeping the library intact through a special accessioning procedure, but the books, manuscripts, & furniture have never been housed together. This exhibition marks the centennial anniversary of Brewster s generous gift by granting her request, if only in a limited manner for a limited time. The essay by curator Denise M. Larrabee & the accompanying exhibition both draw heavily on Brewster s manuscript collection, particularly her journals. Illus.