The papers of Mary Easton Sibley.
Papers in this section are transcripts. Scans of the originals will be uploaded (whenever possible) at a future date. Transcripts were created by Lindenwood University undergraduate students.
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While Mary Easton moved to St. Louis in 1804, little factual information is known about her early years. Mary married George Champlin Sibley in 1815. Soon after, she moved with her husband to the frontier of the United States, at Fort Osage (near modern day Kansas City, Missouri).
While it can't be proven, it is believed that Mary developed her interest in teaching, while stationed at Fort Osage. This interest blossomed once the Sibleys moved to St. Charles, Missouri in the 1820s. It was here that Mary Easton Sibley became the driving force behind the creation of Lindenwood Female College (now Lindenwood University). In 1856, the Sibleys deeded the school over to the St. Louis Presbytery.
After the United States Civil War, Mary participated (1866-1869) in a Christian charitable organization called the Sisters/House of Bethany that tried to help war widows and the destitute, in the city of St. Louis, Missouri.
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Submissions from 1873
Letter to Mary Sibley from Isaac Yokoyama, November 5, 1873, Isaac K. Yokoyama
Letter to Mary Sibley from Isaac Yokoyama, May 3, 1873, Isaac K. Yokoyama
Letter to Mary Sibley from Isaac Yokoyama, 1873, Isaac K. Yokoyama
Submissions from 1867
Letter to the Lindenwood Board of Directors from Mary Sibley, September 16, 1867, Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1866
Journal for the House of Bethany (1866-1869), House of Bethany
Submissions from 1853
Letter to Rev. S.J.P. Anderson from Mary Sibley, May 10, 1853, Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1848
Letter to Adie from Mary Sibley, December 15, 1848, Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1847
Letter to Alton Easton from Mary Sibley, December 27, 1847, Mary Easton Sibley
Letter to Mary Sibley from Sarah Tuttle, June 25, 1847, Sarah Tuttle
Submissions from 1842
Letter to Mary Sibley from Miranda Smith, August 28, 1842, Miranda Smith
Letter to Mary Sibley from Miranda A. Smith, July 11, 1842, Miranda A. Smith
Submissions from 1841
Letter to Mary Sibley from Origen Sibley, February 24, 1841, Origen Sibley
Submissions from 1840
Letter to Mary Sibley from William Potts, May 26, 1840, William S. Potts
Submissions from 1839
Letter to Mary Sibley from Julia Strong, March 20, 1839, Julia Strong
Submissions from 1838
Letter to Thomas Lindsay from Mary Sibley, April 23, 1838, Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1837
Letter to Mary Sibley from Joseph Easton, October 6, 1837, Joseph George Easton
Submissions from 1836
Letter to Mary Sibley from William Russell, May 22, 1836, William Russell
Submissions from 1832
The Diary of Mary Easton Sibley (1832-1858), Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1831
Letter to Mary Sibley from William Russell, July 10, 1831, William Russell
Letter to Rusella Easton from Mary Sibley, February 26, 1831, Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1827
Submissions from 1826
Letter to Mary Sibley from William Clark, August 4, 1826, William Clark
Submissions from 1825
Letter to Alton Easton from Mary Sibley, October 1825, Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1823
Letter to Alton Easton from Mary Sibley, January 25, 1823, Mary Easton Sibley
Submissions from 1816
Letter from Mary Sibley to Rufus Easton, February 11, 1816, Mary Easton Sibley