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Letter from Abby Campbell to Elizabeth Mountfort, c. 1860

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Letter from Abby Campbell to Elizabeth Mountfort, c. 1860 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 8, page 228-229.

Abby Hobby Campbell (1806-1886) of East Sangerville wrote to Elizabeth Mountfort (1806-1886) of Portland about her activities. Campbell was the niece of Mountfort's sister-in-law and the letter highlights the types of work women did on farms in the mid nineteenth century.

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