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Label
1811-1885
Inclusive dates
1811-1885
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1811-1885, of Ellen Mordecai (1790-1884) including four scrapbook volumes, and letters and miscellany. The scrapbooks (located in oversize) contain newspaper articles, pictures and sketches, handbills, letters, and other mementos Mordecai collected throughout her life. Topics covered include current fashions, poetry, short stories, politics, memorials to famous individuals, obituaries, and "curious" news. Newspaper clippings range from reports on the death of Jefferson and Adams to an article about sword swallowing and a brief notice about a meeting John Ross, a Cherokee chief, called to raise money for Scotland. Some of the items in the scrapbooks have been removed for conservation reasons and filed separately in folders which indicate the scrapbook from which they were removed. Each item is also numbered, which corresponds to numbered bookmarks in the volume marking the page from which the item was removed. The separated items folders are located in oversize
  • The letters and miscellany consist of bills of exchange, correspondence relating to family news and the Civil War, envelopes, newspaper clippings concerning the execution of John Brown, the Civil War, and the death of Robert E. Lee, and printed items including an engraving of stautue of Carlo Borromeo d'Arona, a magazine cover, and broadside about morse code
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  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Ellen Mordecai (1790-1884) was the daughter of Jacob and Judith (Myers) Mordecai. She never married and worked as a teacher in the family school. Later, she became a private governess. Ellen wrote several books, including THE HISTORY OF A HEART describing her conversion to Christianity. She died at Buckroe Beach, Hampton, Virginia on 6 October 1884.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Papers
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Inventory
Extent
4
Immediate source of acquisition
Mordecai, Ellen
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000493273
Type of unit
  • v. and 53
  • items.

Library Locations

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