Charlotte Farnsworth of Boston, Mass. attended Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio in 1846 to become a teacher. David Todd of West Hanover, Pa. attended Oberlin College in 1939-1846 to become a minister. Their friendship and courtship are collected in their letters of 1846-1847.
Obelin college was one of the first coeducational and racially diverse colleges in the United States, as well as being a very important Underground Railroad stop.
The collection of letters contains information on social, political, religious, medical and geographical issues during early 19th century.
They are beautifully written letters that describe a very special bond between Charlotte and David. The collection has been transcribed exactly as they were written.