Edwin A. Pratt Correspondence
Scope and Contents
This collection contains one original letter dated Oct 28, 1880 and a photocopy of a letter dated September 1, 1880. Both letters are from Edwin A. Pratt to Emma Earle Chenault, who was the first woman doctor to practice medicine independently in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pratt wrote the original letter while he was a student at Washington and Lee University and it describes campus and town life.
- Creation: 1880
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Biographical / Historical
Edwin A. Pratt graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1881.
Language of Materials
Emily Booth gave six letters by E. A. Pratt to Washington and Lee University. University President, Maurice Leach, added the one original letter that mentioned W&L to the collection and gave the other five letters to the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Ky.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Emily W. Booth, Emma Chenault's granddaughter, in 1982.
Existence and Location of Originals
The original copy of the September 1, 1880 letter is housed at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky.
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