Judith Sargent Murray Society launches new website, continues Letter Books Project
The Judith Sargent Murray Society was founded to promote the work and legacy of one of America's earliest champions of women's rights who was a native of Gloucester, Massachusetts and long-time resident of Boston.
The Society's new website continues the founder's vision of publishing Murray's work on line and in print, providing free biographical information on Murray and her husband the Universalist preacher John Murray, and providing images from her life. Bonnie Hurd Smith, the founder, also offers research assistance.
Most importantly, Bonnie Hurd Smith, through the Judith Sargent Murray Society, continues the multi-year project to transcribe, index, and publish Murray's letter books which contain eyewitness accounts of daily life, political figures and events, and her travels in New England, New York, and Pennsylvania during her adult lifetime. The letters range in date from 1765 to 1818.
Two letter books are available in print from the website: Letter Books 3 and 10. (Murray created and numbered 20.)
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