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A Closer Look

Woman writing, ca. 1900. Woman writing, ca. 1900.
Photographer: Chester Sawyer Wilson (1886-1983).
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society Photograph Collection.

In a letter written from Faribault on April 17, 1911, Mary Whipple reported on her activities:

“For a woman who will be 82 on her next birthday, I am hale and well. I cannot naturally be very active and have much enforced leisure. I potter around as much as I can and read a great deal. As a refreshing exercise I have taken to working algebra and particularly enjoy radical quantities. I read one or two Waverlys [novels] every year and this year have read some of Dickens. We have Harper’s [magazine], Human Life, and the Youth’s Companion and the Springfield Republican… I wonder whether you are reading “The Iron Woman” in Harper’s Monthly?”

To read the serialized novel “The Iron Woman” by turn-of-the-century novelist and social reformer Margaret Deland, visit Project Gutenberg.

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Alexander Faribault

Beaver
Buffalo
Children
Farming
Faribault's French House
Fur Trade
Making the Town Grow
Request
Site of the Bluffs
Trading Post
Translated

Mary Whipple

Bed Bugs
Divinity Students
Emma and Eva Havens
Emma Willard School
Eva's Death
Hastings to Faribault
Hawaiian Fever
Learning
Letters
Letter of August 25, 1862
Longed to Travel
Mary's Wedding
Muhlenberg
Pets
Sandwich Islands
Soap to Sausages
Some Clothing
Sound of Bells

Taopi

Baptism
Big Woods
Fort Snelling
Ginseng
Injuries
Map
Saving Others
When it Started

Henry Whipple

Back Home
Bad Teeth
Bashaw
Correspondence
East to School
Enmegahbowh
Frozen
Gull Lake
Loved to Fish
Six Children
Time of Crisis
Treatment of Indians
Underwear
Youngest Child


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