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Enlightened Conversation in the "Kennebec Kingdom" of Sarah Manning Vaughan (1753-1834)

2015
Online Only

Drawing on letters, manuscripts, and books from the Vaughan family collection in the American Philosophical Society archives, this exhibition presents Sarah Manning Vaughan (1753-1834) as an exceptionally intelligent and vivacious woman, who inspired a rising generation of American writers and educators by supplementing the books in her collection with the art of enlightened conversation. 

This exhibition was researched and curated by Dr. Tara M. McGowan, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the American Philosophical Society (2013-2015).