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Murray, Judith Sargent (1751-1820) to Henry Knox

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06924 Author/Creator: Murray, Judith Sargent (1751-1820) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 March 1797 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 22.9 x 18.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Forwards Knox a proposal (probably for her 1798 work "The Gleaner") and asks him to join President and Mrs. Washington in subscribing to it.

Background Information: Murray was a writer and one of the first American advocates for the equality of the sexes. She usually wrote under a pseudonym so that people would not automatically dismiss ...her ideas and work due to her gender.See More

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806
Murray, Judith Sargent, 1751-1820

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryLiterature and Language ArtsEducation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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