Frost Library to Host Talk on the Diaries of Orra White Hitchcock Sept. 24

September 19, 2008               

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 4 p.m., Robert L. Herbert, professor emeritus of Humanities at Mount Holyoke College, will give a talk on the diaries of Orra White Hitchcock, a well-known resident of the Pioneer Valley in the 1800s, in the Archives and Special Collections of the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College. Herbert will read the diaries’ heart-rending accounts of slavery in Richmond, Va., and passages describing what the writer saw on the streets of London, Edinburgh, Dublin, Frankfurt and Paris at the time.