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Steele, Margaret Hampton, 1838-1891 : Margaret Hampton Steele Letters, 1859-1864

Letters of Margaret “Maggie” Hampton Steele to her cousin and future husband Silas W. Hampton, primarily from 1859 and 1860. They are written from Terre Haute, Indiana, where she attended the Female College (1859), and from her family's residences in Grandview, Illinois, and later Topeka, Kansas. Steele’s minister father moved his family to Kansas in support of the free-state faction, settling in Topeka as minister of the First Presbyterian Church. Letters discuss her courtship with Silas, her family’s move to Topeka, Kansas, her religious faith, and activities of family and friends.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Family Papers, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Steele
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The Margaret Hampton Steele Letters are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).