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“Between you and me:” Abraham Lincoln to Eliza Caldwell Browning

April 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Few historical texts seem as familiar as personal letters. Private letters are valued in the research process for their fresh look at both the writer of the letter and the recipient, in the context of their time. To illustrate the role of correspondence in illuminating relationships and voice in the 19th Century, the class will offer a particular look at key letters to and from confidantes Eliza Caldwell Browning and Abraham Lincoln and early Illinois legislators.

Lecturer: Iris Nelson, retired Reference and Research Librarian from Quincy Public Library. Nelson has authored articles for Illinois historical journals as well as local columns in the newspaper and serves on boards of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County, the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Interpretive Center and others.

POLIS is an opportunity for lifelong learning for seniors, 55+ years. There are two semesters each year requiring a membership fee of $15 per semester. Choose from 15 or more classes each semester. Classes are $4 each. Classes are casual in lecture format with no tests, plus cookies and coffee at break. Cancellations do occur due to inclement weather. Call the office at 217-228-5594 to hear cancellation messages. Attend a one time only class for free to see if POLIS is for you. Walk in. Sit down and enjoy.

For more information:
Call 217-228-5594
Email: polis@quincy.edu
Online: www.quincy.edu/academic/polis


April 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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