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Talcott correspondence, 1849-1861 (Bulk: 1852-1857)
1 box (2.5 linear in.)
Collection number: MS 0592 (LD 7096.6 1855 Talcott)

Talcott, Sarah Goodrich, 1835-1862; Teacher. Mount Holyoke Female Seminary graduate, 1855. Papers contain letters written between Talcott and her family, primarily describing hometown events and her experiences at Mount Holyoke.

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Mount Holyoke College Archives and Special Collections
South Hadley, MA

Biographical Note

Sarah Goodrich Talcott was born in 1835 to Allyn and Martha G. Robbins Talcott. Her sister Martha Robbins Talcott graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1866. Sarah graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1855, and taught in South Hadley for a short time. She died in 1862.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Chiefly letters to Talcott from relatives and friends giving her family news and discussing people and events in her hometown of Vernon, Connecticut. Includes letters from her parents Allyn and Martha G. Talcott, and sister, Martha, as well as letters from former classmates at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary and from several young men, principally concerning their work as teachers and their travels in New England, New York, the south and elsewhere in the United States. Also includes several letters by Talcott, dated 1853-1855, describing her life as a Mount Holyoke student.

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Sarah G. Talcott Correspondence, Mount Holyoke College, Archives and Special Collections, South Hadley, Massachusetts

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Search Terms
The following terms represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. Use these headings to search for additional materials on this web site, in the Five College Library Catalog, or in other library catalogs and databases.

  • Talcott family.
  • Talcott, Sarah G. (Sarah Goodrich), 1835-1862.
  • Connecticut - Social life and customs.
  • Family - United States - History - Sources.
  • Friendship - United States - History - Sources.
  • Independence Day, 1853, 1854.
  • Mothers and daughters - United States - History - Sources.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Curriculum - 1853-1855.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Religious life - 1853-1855.
  • Mount Holyoke College - Student life - 1853-1855.
  • Mount Holyoke Female Seminary - History - Sources.
  • Teachers - United States - Correspondence.
  • Transportation and travel.
  • United States - Description and travel - 1848-1865.
  • Vernon (Conn.) - Social life and customs.
  • Women - Education - United States - History - Sources.
  • Women - Employment - United States - History - Sources.
  • Women - United States - Social conditions - Sources.

  • Talcott, Allyn, 1800-1863.
  • Talcott, Martha G., b. 1808.
  • Talcott, Martha R. (Martha Robbins), 1837-1913.

Genre terms
  • Letters

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