Letter from Lucy Stone found at Lyndon State College

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Here’s yet another reason to be grateful for what some say is the lost art of letter writing.

The only real option for long-distance correspondence in years gone by still yields surprising discoveries into the past, and one such discovery was made recently at Lyndon State College by library archivist Pat Webster. Webster found a letter written by Lucy Stone, a New England woman who helped pave the way for abolition of slavery and a woman’s right to vote.

Webster says the letter by Stone was found in the correspondencecollection of T.N. Vail, a figure with his own historical link to the Vermont we know today.  She spoke with VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb about the letter.


Click listen to hear the interview.

Lucy Stone. Daguerreotype ca. 1840-1860

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