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"MUSE AND CONFIDANTE: THE ANGELICA SCHUYLER CHURCH ARCHIVE" -- AN EXHIBIT AT U.VA.'S ALDERMAN LIBRARY
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Oct. 3 -- An exhibit, "Muse and Confidante: The Angelica Schuyler Church Archive," will be on display at the University of Virginia's Alderman Library through December. Showing how women of the 18th century could become power brokers and confidantes, the exhibit includes correspondence from Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton to Angelica Schuyler Church, Hamilton's sister-in-law.
Church corresponded with many of the young country's most prominent figures, among them, George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, General Van Renssalaer and the Baron von Steuben. The collection of 77 letters and documents, which has been in private h ands until now, includes 13 letters from Jefferson and 11 from Hamilton. Many of the letters focus on the events and figures of the French Revolution, including the guillotine. The exhibit also includes letters of Maria Cosway and a portrait of Angelica Church by John Trumbull on loan from a private collection.
Future events relating to the exhibit include a talk by Jan Lewis, professor of history at Rutgers University, titled "Women, Society and Politics in the Age of Jefferson" on Oct. 20, and a panel discussion sponsored by the U.Va. Women's Center on Nov. 1 7.
The exhibit is located in Alderman Library, Special Collections Department, 2nd floor. Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
For more information, call (804) 924-3025.
Source: U.Va. News Services