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Where are their voices?
Linda Hixon
June 13, 2019


Anna Bancroft grew up in Hopedale.  Born in 1853, she was college educated and active in town, serving on boards and taking part in local women’s groups.  Yet none of her personal letters can be found.

In fact, we’ve only found the group records of women with last names like Draper, Dutcher, Northrop, and Osgood, and we’re starting to wonder why?

The Hopedale Women’s History Project is looking for the personal writings of women from all walks of life who lived or worked in Hopedale.  We don’t care if the words are a century old or written a decade ago, all women’s voices are important.  Please contact hopedalewomen@gmail.com or like us on Facebook at Hopedale Women.

Here’s a list of names that repeat in the Sewing Circle records for generations, and these are just a few of the surnames of Hopedale women!

Adams
Alger
Allen
Andrews
Bailey
Bancroft
Bracken
Burgess
Colburn
Darling
Day
Delano
Dennett
Draper
Dutcher
Edmands
Fish
French
Hart
Hatch
Heath
Holbrook
Knapp
Knight
Lamson
Lapworth
Lewers
Messinger
Newman
Northrup
Osgood
Patrick
Sheldon
Sherman
Southwick
Stimpson
Tarbox
Thwing
Walker
Welch
Weston
Whitney
Wilbur
Williams
Wilson
Young