Item FC 3213 L55 020.002 - 1841 (Feb) from Anne Alsop and Catherine Wasse to Smithurst

Transcript 1841 Feb 22 & 25 - Alsop & Wasse 1

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1841 (Feb) from Anne Alsop and Catherine Wasse to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.002

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  • February 22/25 1841 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper + integral address face. Still bears a black wax seal, rectangular border around "W.Was" above the word "LONDON."

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(18?? - 18??)

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Place: Sycamore Cottage [Derbyshire, England]

From: Anne Alsop & Catherine Wasse

To: The Reverend John Smithurst, Church Missionary. To be forwarded and properly directed from Islington

Delivery: Forwarded by the Church Missionary Society to Red River Settlement via Hudson's Bay Company supply ship and canoe brigade, and then by courier to the Indian Settlement at Netley Creek

Details: 4 pp (partly cross-written) + integral address face

Notes: Composite letter from friends Anne Alsop and her niece Catherine Wasse. Anne Alsop mentions Rev. Smithurst's brother George and family matters. Catherine Wasse writes about her impression of London, the renovations to Dethick Chapel, the success of her brother who is leasing Wakebridge Mine from Mr. Nightingale (the father of Florence Nightingale), Mr. Nightingale's annual visit, and the record-setting winter weather.

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Torn in several places, with holes where the creases intersect.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of the University of Alberta Libraries.

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