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Newman (Emma) Papers
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Papers of American Congregational minister Emma Newman.
Emma Emerson Newman (1838-1922) was a Congregational minister as well as a homeopathic practitioner and a "mental healer." She grew up in Massachusetts, where she attended the Abbot Academy in Andover and was allowed to audit lectures at Andover Theological Seminary where her grandfather was a founding trustee. She was a minister at the Congregational Church in Algonquin, Illinois and served in churches in Missouri and Kansas where she was licensed to preach by association. She practiced in the middle-western states before moving, about in 1896, to California, where she lived in Garvanza and Sierra Madre. In 1901, she married her longtime friend and correspondent, Nicholas Emmerson. She was widowed in 1905 and passed away in Sierra Madre in July 1922.
2.08 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
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