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date: 15 December 2019

Mussey, Ellen Spencerlocked

(13 May 1850–21 April 1936)
  • Elif Ö. Erginer

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Mussey, Ellen Spencer (13 May 1850–21 April 1936), social reformer and attorney, was born in Geneva, Ohio, the daughter of Platt Rogers Spencer, an abolitionist, farmer and temperance advocate, and Persis Duty. Mussey’s father volunteered time to the underground railroad and was the inventor of Spencerian script, the standard form of handwriting employed in the United States at the end of the nineteenth century....

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