Item FC 3213 L55 020.032 - 1851 (Feb) from G.W. Saxton to Smithurst

Transcript 1851 Feb 21 - Letter from Saxton

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1851 (Feb) from G.W. Saxton to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.032

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  • February 21, 1851 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper with integral address face. Red wax seal, imprinted with small circular cameo of a man.

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Vicar's warden at Matlock Bath Parish Church in Derbyshire, England. Secretary to the local chapter of the Church Missionary Society.

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Place: Matlock Bath [Derbyshire, England]

From: G.W. Saxton

To: Rev. John Smithurst, Indian Settlement, Red River, N.W. America

Delivery: Forwarded by the Christian 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: 4pp + integral address face

Notes: George W. Saxton writes a lengthy letter to Reverend Smithurst describing deaths in the neighbourhood, fundraising activities for the Church Missionary Society, and clergymen at local parishes.

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

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