Item FC 3213 L55 020.008 - 1843 (Feb) from Anne Alsop and Catherine Wasse to Smithurst

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1843 (Feb) from Anne Alsop and Catherine Wasse to Smithurst

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    FC 3213 L55 020.008

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    • February 23, 1843 (Creation)

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    One sheet of paper, embossed "Superfine Satin" in an oval border, has an integral address face, sealed with drop of red wax

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    (18?? - 18??)

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    Place: Sycamore Cottage [Derbyshire, England]

    From: Anne Alsop and Catherine Wasse

    To: The Rev’ J. Smithurst / Church Missionary House, Fleet Street, London

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

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

    Notes: Composite letter from friend and her aunt on family matters. Mentions annual visit of Mr. Nightingale (father of Florence Nightingale – John Smithurst’s first cousin) with details on their losses owing to a bank failure.

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

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