.45 cubic ft. (1 box).
I. Manuscripts, 19th century; II. Photographs, no dates.
This collection contains a handwritten transcription of a manuscript written by Maria Arnold under the pseudonym Mary Allen entitled "Personal Recollections of Years Spent in Germany, England and America." Also included is a typescript translation of a German volume covering some of the American years in a slightly different form. The manuscripts describe life in Germany, England, Sierra Leone and in New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio but break off before the family emigrated to Wyoming.
There are interesting descriptions of the famous teacher, Johann Pestalozzi, of missionary life in Africa in the first half of the 19th c., and of the reception of an African woman (a missionary's wife) in New York before emancipation. There are also copies of photographs of Maria Arnold and the Rev. Franklin Luther Arnold.
Maria Ramsauer Arnold (1830-1874) was born in Germany. She went to Sierra Leone, Africa, as a missionary where she met and married the Rev. Franklin Luther Arnold, an American. The couple eventually settled in Wyoming. Maria was the mother of C.P. Arnold of Laramie and the grandmother of Thurman W. Arnold.
Finding aid available in repository.