Guide to the Althea Temple Letter to Catherine Gunn, 24 January 1847

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This collection contains a letter from Althea Temple of Nantucket, Mass., to her friend Catherine Gunn in Boston dated 24 January 1847.

Collection Details

Collection Number:
Althea Temple Letter to Catherine Gunn
24 January 1847
Temple, Althea.
Nantucket Historical Association
Material is in English.

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Preferred Citation: [identification of item], in the Althea Temple Letter to Catherine Gunn collection, Nantucket Historical Association.

Acquisitions Information:

Purchase of the Nantucket Historical Association in 2020 (Acc. RL2020.39).

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Subject Headings

  • Topical Term
    • Fires--Massachusetts--History--19th century.
    • Ships.
    • Women--19th century.
    • Women--Nantucket.

Biographical Information

Althea Temple lived in Nantucket, Mass., in the mid-nineteenth century.

Scope and Content

This collection contains a letter from Althea Temple of Nantucket, Mass., to her friend Catherine Gunn in Boston dated 24 January 1847. In this letter, Althea mentions a large fire in Boston and describes the anxiety in Nantucket over ships that had been gone over four years.


Folder 1 Letter, 24 January 1847

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