Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Hurlbutt mss., 1919-1920, consist of letters from Mary Emerson Hurlbutt, 1888- , social service worker, to her family from the Czechoslovak Republic where she was serving with the Survey of Prague. She specialized in social welfare and health and was dean of the Czech-American summer training school for social work under the auspices of the American Young Women's Christian Association. The letters convey personal news to her family, describe her work, the economic conditions in the Czecholoslovak Republic and in Vienna, and the relief work of the Society of Friends. Included are letters describing her trip from the United Sates to Prague in 1919 with visits to London and Paris en route and a trip to Italy in January, 1920.

Collection size: 27 items

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