OBITUARY Of MRS. MARY LANE. Kentucky / Indiana Local History, Mary - Subject. Holliday Lane, F. C. - Contributor, 1778 - 1854.
OBITUARY Of MRS. MARY LANE.
OBITUARY Of MRS. MARY LANE.

OBITUARY Of MRS. MARY LANE.

Lawrenceburg, Indiana (?): 1855. 1st printing (presumed). Broadside, printed on blue paper, with typographical border. Two columns. Ink emendation to a word in lower portion of second column [poem written by Mrs. Lane]. 15-1/8" x 10-1/2". Uneven trimming to right & left side. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Fold-lines, with age-soiling along folds. Prior owner ink title to reverse [twice]. A VG+ copy. Item #48607

A rather detailed obituary of this one-time Methodist resident of Indiana & Kentucky, where she made her name primarily as a teacher.. e.g., "In March, 1809, they removed to Touseytown, immediately opposite Lawrenceburg, where Mrs. Lane again opened a school, which increased to seventy scholars. In addition to the usual branches of an English education, she taught various kinds of needle work, besides superintending her house-hold duties. None but a woman of great energy could have gone through with so much. Among Mrs. Lane's scholars at Touseytown may now be numbered some of the first gentlemen and ladies both in Kentucky and Indiana."

Rare, not found on OCLC.

Price: $375.00