Conrad M. Speece letterWLU.Coll.0467

Conrad M. Speece letterWLU.Coll.0467


Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives

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Lexington, VA 24450

Washington and Lee University, James G. Leyburn Library Special Collections and Archives
Conrad M. Speece letter1791
1 Files
Speece, Conrad
Hanna, Polly
English .

Administrative Information

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Custodial History

This leter was previously owned by Col. & Mrs. Stanton Blaine. Polly Hanna was the great great grandmother of Col. Blaine.

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Conrad M. Speece letter, WLU Coll. 0467, Special Collections and Archives, James G. Leyburn Library, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter from Professor Conrad M. Speece to Polly Hanna, daughter of prominent Lexington citizen Matthew Hanna, dated 1791 and a transcription of an article in the Rockbridge County News in which the letter was printed. The letter addresses gender roles of the 1700s, specifically the perceived innate characteristics of women and their ability and desire to learn.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Gender identity
  • Rockbridge County News
  • Sex role
  • Virginia -- Lexington
  • Women