Item FC 3213 L55 019.055 - 1844 (Feb) from Anne Alsop to Rev. John Smithurst

Transcript 1844 Feb 27 - Letter from Alsop

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1844 (Feb) from Anne Alsop to Rev. John Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.055

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One sheet of paper with integral address face, originally sealed with black wax.

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(18?? - 18??)

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Place: Red River Settlement

From: Mary Hodgson, Sycamore Cottage in Lea

To: Reverend John Smithurst

Details: 3pp

Notes: The writer Anne Alsop discusses family matters in great length and asks Smithurst to take an "Indian bride". Smithurst was a roommate to be involved with his cousin Florence Nightingale but the relationship was stopped by family members.

The letter would have been forwarded to the Church Missionary Society in London. The mail was carried up by Hudson's Bay Company Spring Supply Ship to York Factory and from there the letter would travel by boat up the Nelson River, through Lake Winnipeg and. up the Red River to Indian Settlement.

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

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