From Her Hand: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South
Monday, April 4th, 4:00 p.m.
ZSR Auditorium and Livestream

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Join ZSR for a presentation by Mary Tribble ’82, MA ’19, author of “Pious Ambitions: Sally Merriam Wait’s Mission South 1813-31.” In what Dean Michelle Gillespie describes as an “elegantly written and engaging cultural biography,” Tribble traces Wait’s conversion, courtship, and calling as she makes her way from New England to a place called Wake Forest to help found a college. Using journals & correspondence from ZSR Special Collections, Tribble has brought to life the nineteenth century woman who was central to the founding of Wake Forest. Mary will share how, through meticulous analysis of hundreds of letters and journal pages in the archives, she was able to piece together Sally’s life and bring her story to the page.