The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth-Century America

@article{SmithRosenberg1975TheFW,
  title={The Female World of Love and Ritual: Relations between Women in Nineteenth-Century America},
  author={Carroll Smith-Rosenberg},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1975},
  volume={1},
  pages={1 - 29}
}
  • C. Smith-Rosenberg
  • Published 1 October 1975
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
The female friendship of the nineteenth century, the long-lived, intimate, loving friendship between two women, is an excellent example of the type of historical phenomena which most historians know something about, which few have thought much about, and which virtually no one has written about.' It is one aspect of the female experience which consciously or unconsciously we have chosen to ignore. Yet an abundance of manuscript evidence suggests that eighteenthand nineteenth-century women… 

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  • 1808, January 8,
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Signs 67. Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Elizabeth Bordley Gibson

    For an example of similar letters between men, see Henry Wright to Peter McCall

      Helena DeKay visited Mary Hallock the month before her marriage

        1809. I found one exception to this inhibition of female hostility. This was the diary of Charlotte Wilcox McCall

          December 26, 1813, Fanny Canby to Mary Canby

          • the Sarah Alden Ripley Correspondence

          February 22, 1848; and see in general the correspondence (1838-49) between Rebecca Biddle of Philadelphia and Martha Jefferis

          • Samuel Francis DuPont Papers, Eleutherian Mills Foundation

          A graphic description of the ritual surrounding a first birth is found in Abigail Lyman's letter to her husband Erastus Lyman

            Fol a few of the references to death rituals in the Jefferis papers see: Martha Jefferis to Anne Jefferis Sheppard

              A series of roughly fourteen letters written by Peggy Emlen to Sally Logan (1768-71) has been preserved in the Wells Morris Collection