Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July, 1856

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July, 1856
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1856-07

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, July, 1856

action: sent

sender: Frances Seward
Birth: 1844-12-09  Death: 1866-10-29

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1801-05-16  Death: 1872-10-10

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: maf 

revision: fdc 2020-01-30

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Page 1

Dear Father,
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
tells me that
you hope to come home by the last of
this month.
Will you please get for me in New-
York at some fancy or Toy store –
The “Juvinile Theatre” it comes in
a paper box 10 or 11 inches square –
with paper poppets – (about a dozen
or more) which you can carry by a wire
and there are stands to hold them
up. when you wish them to be still.
there is a curtain - and back and
side scenes. and a play book from
which to read their parts
Mother wishes me to have this.
I have been to hear Fred’ Douglas
Birth: 1818-02-07 Death: 1895-02-20

speak – on the 8th of July. Lucretia
Mott
Birth: 1793-01-03 Death: 1880-11-11
spoke – last – in the evening
There was a great ball for colored
people only –
Please answer my letter if you have
Page 2

time – and do say I may have the
little Theatre -
Your affectionate
daughter
Fanny Seward
(William H. Seward)
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Editorial Note

Page 3 is most probably just a reflection from the back of page 2.