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Ellen Steele Sturges Papers: Finding Aid
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Description
This collection contains 40 items by and related to Ellen Steele Sturges (1837-1930) of Michigan, Montana, and San Bernardino, California, and her family. Items chiefly include manuscripts of short stories by Sturges, some ephemera, and a few letters, notably including an 1852 letter from Sturges' father, Ebenezer Steele (1808-1901), with a report of his missionary work among the Ojibwa Indians, in Michigan.
Background
Ellen Steele Sturges (1837-1930) was the daughter of Ebenezer Steele (born 1808). She was born on October 21, 1837, in Connecticut. Her mother, Mary Pilgrim, died in 1848, most likely due to complications from the birth of her third child. Ellen’s father remarried that fall. His second wife, Phebe, was a former teacher and a widow. By 1852, Steele was working as a missionary in Michigan for the Methodist Episcopal Church among the Ojibwa tribe.
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40 items. 1 box.
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