Item FC 3213 L55 020.049 - 1843 (Jul) from John & Annie Corbett to Townley

Transcript 1843 Jul 13 - Letter from the Corbetts

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1843 (Jul) from John & Annie Corbett to Townley

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FC 3213 L55 020.049

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  • July 13, 1843 (Creation)

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Two large sheets of onion skin paper.

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Place: Priory Place, New Ross [Ireland]

From: John and Annie Corbett

To: Adam Townley

Details: 8 pp.

Notes: The first sheet of paper is a letter to Adam Townley from his brother-in-law, John Corbett. His letter continues onto the second sheet of paper, on the third and fourth pages. John is the husband of Townley's sister Annie, whose letter makes up the first and second pages on the second sheet of paper.

John Corbett relates how Annie is in fact just recovering from a five-week-long illness after a carriage accident. He comments on the rivalry between the Church Missionary Society and the newer Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. John is very concerned at the unrest in Ireland and within the Anglican church. He also mentions the alarming rise of "the principles called 'Puseyism'."

Annie addresses her brother as "Dearest Addie." She gives news about family members and many acquaintances.

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

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