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STILES, ALICE M., 1846-1920.
Alice M. Stiles correspondence, 1869-1880

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zxbc

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Stiles, Alice M., 1846-1920.
Title: Alice M. Stiles correspondence, 1869-1880
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 1165
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Correspondence of Alice M. Stiles, a teacher with the American Missionary Association.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Alice and Ellen Stiles correspondence, Special Collections, Middlebury College.


Purchase, 2010


[after identification of item(s)], Alice M. Stiles correspondence, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by Elizabeth Roke, December 9, 2010

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Alice Maria Stiles (1846-1920), teacher with the American Missionary Association. Alice M. Stiles was born April 2, 1846 in Southbury, Connecticut to Henry B. Stiles and Frances C. Seeley. She had two sisters: Ellen E. Stiles and Jennette (Stiles) Curtiss. Alice M. Stiles, who never married, died August 13, 1920.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains the correspondence of Alice M. Stiles from 1869-1880. The majority of the correspondence is to her sister, Ellen E. Stiles. The correspondence concerns her work with the American Missionary Association and the establishment of Freedmen's schools in Atlanta, Georgia. The descriptive letters describe her living conditions, her teaching, her perceptions of the newly-freed African American population, the state of Atlanta, and Atlanta University. The collection also includes a number of letters from other members of the American Missionary Association to Alice M. Stiles describing their work in Atlanta. Correspondents include Rose M. Kinney and Elizabeth Stevenson.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by correspondent.

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Container List

Alice M. Stiles
Box Folder Content
1 1 1869
1 2 January-March 1870
1 3 April-June 1870
1 4 Kinney, Rose M., 1871, 1880
1 5 Stevenson, Elizabeth, 1886-1889
1 6 Unidentified, 1870-1872