Letter from Washington, 1863-1865

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Wayne State University Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 369 pages

Before the Civil War, Lois Bryan Adams

was a well-known Michigan poet and editor

In 1863 she left Detroit for Washington, D.C., where she was one of the first women in the federal civil service and one of the first employees of the United States Department of Agriculture. In addition to her government position, Adams was a regular correspondent for the Detroit Advertiser and Tribune.

Adams was a concerned and observant

reporter whose columns covered politics, war news, hospital and relief efforts, African-American issues, women's issues, the Agriculture Department, and the attractions and amusements of the nation's capital.

Adams's descriptions provide a seldom-encountered view of the Civil War era. Her commentaries show her to be an insightful reporter and provide a fascinating look into this important period of history.

 

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About the author (1999)

Evelyn Leasher is a public services librarian at Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University. She is the author of Oregon Women: A Bio-Bibliography (Oregon State University Press, 1981).

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