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Anna Dorothy Mason Bronson Papers: Finding Aid
mssHM 50177-50216  
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This collection contains correspondence from Anna Mason Bronson (1830-1910) in the mid 1800s to her parents while she was a student at Thetford Academy in Vermont and a worker at a cotton mill in Manchester, New Hampshire. The letters discuss family affairs, including news of a brother in the California mines; evangelical religious beliefs; hours, wages, and working and living conditions in the mills; and social life in Manchester, including lyceum lectures, fairs, exhibits, etc.
Anna Dorothy Mason (1830-1910) was born in September 1830, in Grafton, New Hampshire. Of the five children of Jesse and Dorothy Mason, she was the only daughter. After completing public school, she studied the classics at the Thetford Academy in Vermont. In 1851, the family financial situation worsened and Anna felt compelled to leave the Academy and seek employment.
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