Item FC 3213 L55 019.044 - 1850 (Feb) from Abraham Cowley to Smithurst

Transcript 1850 Feb 15 - Letter from Cowley

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1850 (Feb) from Abraham Cowley to Smithurst

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FC 3213 L55 019.044

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  • February 15, 1850 (Creation)

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One sheet of lined paper with integral address face and red wax seal.

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(1816-1887)

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Church Missionary Society missionary to Rupert's Land from England.

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Place: Partridge Crop

From: A. Cowley

To: The Rev Mr. Smithurst, Red River Settlement

Details: 3pp including address face

Notes: Rev. Abraham Cowley writes about his recent journey back to Partridge Crop from the Red River Settlement. He came close to getting severe frostbite, partly through his own fault. The Native population at Partridge Crop is facing starvation due to the collapse of the local rabbit population. Rev. Cowley is scared of the cholera that is spreading in Europe, but a more pressing concern is that John Mackay is threatening to quit on him. Rev. Cowley also forgot to pick up seeds while he was in Red River [see his letter of September 1849, in which he was already asking for seeds].

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

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