Legacy Library: Mary Hartford

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Member: MaryHartford

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TagsReligion (6), Juvenilia (2) — see all tags

About meMary Hartford (c. 1792-1872) was a free African-American woman who lived with and worked for the family of Rev. Jeremy Belknap from an early age.

A small collection of papers owned by Mary Hartford until her death are included in the Jeremy Belknap Papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society.

About my libraryHartford's small library is listed on a scrap of paper headed "Books belonging to Mary Hartford," which is believed to have been written c. 1825. At the bottom of the list, in a different hand, is written "to be sold," followed by the line "sold at Auction for 75 cents." A final phrase is added in a third hand, but is unclear.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Do you know of additional books which should be included here? Please contact Libraries of Early America coordinator Jeremy Dibbell.

GroupsLibraries of Early America

Real nameMary Hartford

LocationBoston, MA

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/MaryHartford (profile)
/catalog/MaryHartford (library)

Member sinceOct 29, 2008

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