you back to the man and his works"
A biography of Bela Lyon Pratt through his
letters and documents
The Civil War had barely ended when, on Dec. 11th, 1867, Sarah Victoria
Whittlesey Pratt, age 36, gave birth in Norwich Connecticut to her
fourth child, Bela Lyon Pratt. Sarah's father, Oramel Whittlesey, had
founded the first conservatory of music in New England, Music Vale
Seminary in Salem, Connecticut. Her husband, George Pratt, a graduate of
Yale University and a lawyer, was the son of the first Bela Lyon Pratt
of East Weymouth, MA.
As Sarah Victoria held her infant boy, Bela Lyon Pratt, in her arms, it
is doubtful she had any inkling that, by the turn
... Displaying 750 of 8540 characters.