Welcome to our project! This website is the culmination of a class project created by students in Dr. Elizabeth Fleitz's English 36500: Digital Humanities course during Fall semester 2020.

This site collects the letters of Elizabeth Ott, Lindenwood School teacher, written to her fiance Alton Easton, in 1847-1848. Her letters are long, chatty, and give insight on people and events in the St. Charles area at the time, as well as illuminate the personality of Ott herself. We have transcribed each of these letters, and briefly summarize and annotate them to guide the reader in their exploration. Click on the links above for more information about us, about our subject, and for access to the letters themselves.

Thanks to the Missouri History Museum for making these documents available for use, and to Lindenwood Archivist Paul Huffman for giving access to Lindenwood photos and assisting with research.

Images of Lindenwood, pre-1900

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Images of Lindenwood College and related people, pre-1900