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Search in Texts: (e.g., consumption)
Note: the vertical line ( | ) serves as the OR operator in this box
 (e.g., doctor|physician or typhoid|typhus fever). For pattern matching one may employ wildcard characters
 (e.g., medic* retrieves medicine, medicines, medical, etc.).
Limit your search by the following fields:
In these fields, uppercase AND, OR, and NOT serve as Boolean operators.
Author: (e.g., Farmar, Eliza)
 Age When Writing: (e.g., 19 or 15-20)
 Marital Status (When Writing): (e.g., Widowed)
 Maternal Status (When Writing): (Select an Option)
 Race: (e.g., Black)
 Religion: (e.g., Unitarian)
 Occupation: (e.g., Nurse)
Year Written: (e.g., 1865 or 1861-1865)
 Month Written: (e.g., 1 or 1-5)
 Day of Month Written: (e.g., 15 or 15-31)
Recipient: (e.g., Adams, John)
 Recipient's Gender: (Select an option)
 Relationship to Author: (e.g., Spouse)
Where Written (Setting): (e.g., Shipboard)
Where Written (Geographical): (e.g., Evanston)
Where Written (Region): (e.g., Midwest)
Where Sent (Geographical): (e.g., Philadelphia)
Where Sent (Region): (e.g., Mid-Atlantic States)
Historical Events: (e.g., French Revolution)
Personal Events: (e.g. Physical illness)
Subject Headings: (e.g., Omens)
Record Number: (e.g., S50-D003)


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