Agnes Graham

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Agnes writes to explain that the reason she has not written more often is that she is not feeling well. Agnes has been attending school, [a post-secondary academy in Indiana, Pa.?] and is boarding at the house of a Mrs. M. She reports that her education is going well, but that she and her class prefer a text by the author Brooks rather than one by Stoddard which they've had to accept and which Mr. Bolar [County superintendent of schools] will use when he tests them. She writes that they spend little on food, and that most of their expenses are for tuition and boarding. She adds that if she stays there after vacation begins, Mrs. M. will be able to give her spinning and quilting work to do. She writes for advice from her mother about whether or not she should remain there for vacation.




Graham, Agnes, Correspondence. Education, Pennsylvania, History, Personal narratives.


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Letter from Agnes Graham to her mother, June 10, 1868