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Hannah Thacher Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3250

Christian missionary Hannah Thatcher wrote this letter from the Elliott Mission in the Choctaw Nation to Polly Carpenter and Nancy Sweet in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. In it, she describes her life working as a missionary among the Choctaw in Mississippi.

Dates

  • 1822 March 7-8

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Christian missionary Hannah Thatcher wrote this letter from the Elliott Mission in the Choctaw Nation to Polly Carpenter and Nancy Sweet in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. In it, she describes her life working as a missionary among the Choctaw in Mississippi.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hannah Thacher was born in Harford, Pennsylvania in 1800. She arrived at the Chocktaw Nation on March 19, 1821 to teach at the Eliot School, which had been established by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in 1818. She married William W. Pride on June 12, 1822.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This letter is the property of Special Collections.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480