Place: Sycamore Cottage [Derbyshire, England]
From: Anne Alsop & Catherine Wasse
To: The Reverend John Smithurst, Church Missionary. To be forwarded and properly directed from Islington
Delivery: Forwarded by the Church Missionary Society to Red River Settlement via Hudson's Bay Company supply ship and canoe brigade, and then by courier to the Indian Settlement at Netley Creek
Details: 4 pp (partly cross-written) + integral address face
Notes: Composite letter from friends Anne Alsop and her niece Catherine Wasse. Anne Alsop mentions Rev. Smithurst's brother George and family matters. Catherine Wasse writes about her impression of London, the renovations to Dethick Chapel, the success of her brother who is leasing Wakebridge Mine from Mr. Nightingale (the father of Florence Nightingale), Mr. Nightingale's annual visit, and the record-setting winter weather.