- FC 3213 L55 020.049
- July 13, 1843
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.