Item FC 3213 L55 020.009 - 1843 (May) from [Lord] Chichester to Smithurst

Transcript 1843 May 27 - Letter from Chichester 1

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1843 (May) from [Lord] Chichester to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 020.009

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  • May 27, 1843 (Creation)

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One sheet of paper + integral address face. Large red wax seal, round border surrounding a symbol resembling a tear drop bisected by a torch

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Place: London [England]

From: [Lord] Chichester

To: The Rev’d J. Smithurst

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: 3pp + integral address face

Notes: Lord Chichester writes a few hurried lines and mentions his preparation of a gift parcel that includes a few books, an educational book, and knives for Smithurst’s use in his missionary work. Lord Chichester further apologizes for the hurried packages and comments on the many things he would have liked to have included, had he the time.

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

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