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Series I. Prudence Crandall Letters and Poems, 1833 - 1886

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Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Lear Center holds material related to the life of Prudence Crandall. The archive was left to Connecticut College by Helen Earle Gilbert Sellers, who was at work on a biography of Crandall at the time of her death in 1951. There are 23 letters and one manuscript of poems by Crandall, including three letters to the abolitionist Simeon Jocelyn detailing the opposition to her school. Most of the remaining letters are to her husband, Calvin Philleo. There are also nearly three dozen...
Dates: 1833 - 1886

Prudence Crandall to Rev. S. Jocelyn,Canterbury, CT., February 26,1833

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Revelation to family, friends, and towns people of plans for school. Opposition of citizenry. Desire to enlist aid of eminent persons to counter this opposition.

Dates: February 26,1833

Prudence Crandall to Rev. S. Jocelyn Canterbury, CT., April 9, 1833

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Bitter opposition of citizenry to school, boycott planned. Meeting Wm. L. Garrison in Brooklyn, CT. Harassment and persecution of Garrison. His plans to be in Hartford and New Haven.

Dates: April 9, 1833

Prudence to Rev. S. Jocelyn Canterbury, CT., April 17-20, 1833

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Persecution of Prudence Crandall and her boarders. Uncertainty whether to pay fine for "harboring foreigners" or stand trial. Expression of outrage and shock at public sentiment, commitment to her course, and confidence in the Providence of God. Possibility of moving the school to a new location.

Dates: April 17-20, 1833

Prudence Crandall to Calvin W. Philleo, November 16, 1844

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North Society. Short note to stepson in search of her husband.

Dates: November 16, 1844

Prudence Crandall to Calvin Philleo, Troy Grove., October 18, 1857

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Acknowledgment receipt of Calvin's book and suggests that he consider doing a book "in novel style" about Mrs. Vogell, a divorced friend of Mrs. Philleo's. Prosperous state of farm. With note by Calvin Philleo appended on p.2.

Dates: October 18, 1857

ANS to Calvin Philleo, Troy Grove., December 8, 1857

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"Let Le B have the money, I will back his note , I feel sad for you"

Dates: December 8, 1857

Prudence Crandall to George and Huldah Webster, February 13, 1872; March 15,1875

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Death of "mother and grandmother"; time of funeral.

Dates: February 13, 1872; March 15,1875