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

Transcript 1850 Feb 15 - Letter from Cowley

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

1850 (Feb) from Abraham Cowley to Smithurst

General material designation

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description


Reference code

FC 3213 L55 019.044

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area


  • February 15, 1850 (Creation)

Physical description area

Physical description

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

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator


Biographical history

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

Custodial history

Scope and content

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].

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition


Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

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

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Finding aids

Associated materials


Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number

Access points

Subject access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Institution identifier


Rules or conventions


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Language of description

Script of description


Accession area

Related subjects

Related people and organizations

Related genres