Please join us as Dr. Frances Kerner presents this year’s ​Archives History Day Talk, “Letters in Context, an Archival Journey,” which will be held virtually on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 2:30pm (CC CLUE).

​This event is held in observance of Archives History Month, which is observed nationally during October to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of our nation and the importance of archival and historical records to our lives.​

British researcher Frances Kerner will be joining us via Zoom from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England to share new information about a manuscript item in the CSI Archives & Special Collections. She has uncovered more than 100 letters dating from 1795 to 1852, written between Gamble family members and their friends, that reveal the joys, fortunes, disappointments, and struggles of life in Colonial America and the Antebellum United States. Kerner discovered the letters, which she is editing for publication, through her work for the Open Spaces Society, Britain’s oldest conservation charity, for whom she identifies lost commons eligible for greater public access under the UK’s Commons Act.

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By Amy F. Stempler