• Creator
  • Hitchcock, Orra White, 1796-1863
  • Created Date
  • 1809-1864
  • Description
  • A draft letter in Edward Hitchcock's hand that appears to have been dictated by Orra White Hitchcock. The intended recipient of the letter is not identified, though the content suggests it may be a sibling of Orra White's. Orra White emphasizes the importance of a change of heart in order to go to heaven, discussing portions of scripture which support this belief, and expresses her fear that the intended recipient will not be saved without und... more
    A draft letter in Edward Hitchcock's hand that appears to have been dictated by Orra White Hitchcock. The intended recipient of the letter is not identified, though the content suggests it may be a sibling of Orra White's. Orra White emphasizes the importance of a change of heart in order to go to heaven, discussing portions of scripture which support this belief, and expresses her fear that the intended recipient will not be saved without undergoing such a change. She also mentions the morality of attending balls and the theatre, stating that if they help one pray more they are worthwhile, but if not one should not attend. The item is undated. Dates provided are drawn from the dates of the series. less
  • Format
  • Correspondence
    Drafts (documents)
  • Rights
  • Public Domain: This material has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights. While Amherst College Archives & Special Collections claims no rights or authority over this material, we do ask that any publication or use of this material cite the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College as the source of the images and the repository where the original documents can be found. Contact host institution for more information.