Letter from Abby Campbell to Elizabeth Mountfort, c. 1860

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Personal letter from Abby Hobby Campbell, 1806-1886, of East Sangerville, to Elizabeth Mountfort, 1806-1886, of Portland. Campbell was the niece of Mountfort's sister-in-law. The letter highlights the types of work women did on farms in the mid nineteenth century.

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  • Title: Letter from Abby Campbell to Elizabeth Mountfort, c. 1860
  • Creator: Campbell, Abby Hobby
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Local Name: East Sangerville
  • Town: Portland, Sangerville
  • County: Cumberland, Piscataquis
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 14, Box 1/6
  • Collection: Portland Anti-Slavery Society records
  • Object Type: Image

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