Abby’s Letters at Worcester Historical Museum

February 14, 2012

A Scholar in Residence grant was submitted to the massHUMANITIES to fund a project entitled Yours for Humanity: Abby Kelley Foster Letters. Should the grant be approved, Dr. William Casey King will transcribe, edit and annotate Abby’s letters in the Worcester Historical Museum’s collection. Professor John Stauffer Chair, American Civilization Program at Harvard will lend his expertise. At the end of this six-month project, which will begin in September 2012, the letters will be ready for the next step. Currently both online publication and an edited volume are being evaluated. Lynne McKenney Lydick and Carolyn Howe will be assisting in this exciting project. Keep your fingers crossed!