Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 12, 1857

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 12, 1857
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-07-12

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., July 12, 1857

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Albany, NY

transcription: pag 

revision: ska 2019-12-04

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My dear Will,
I meant
to write before but have
been very busy —
Mrs Wharton
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
Molly
Birth: 1847
and
Susy
Birth: 1850-06-06 Death: 1859-03-13
– went this morning –
I shall miss them very much
We all went to the de-
pot and father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
found
a Mr Dudley
Birth: 1819-10-09 Death: 1893-04-15
going to
Utica who took charge –
of Mrs Wharton —
after they were in the
cars — we found Mr School-
craft
Birth: 1804-09-22 Death: 1860-07-07
– who I believe is to
Page 2

return tonight - here is
here to tea – John
Birth: 1841-12-14 Death: 1896-10-14
stayed
to go home with Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25

and Anna
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
.
On Freds birthday we
prepared tableaux which
came off in the even-
ing – there were a good
many – Fortune telling –
The rose-thistle and
Shamrock – Andromache
weeping over the ashes
of Hector – Red riding
hood. The love letter –
Page 3

Taking the veil –
The bride and widow –
Rebecca at the well. and
History – Painting and music.
Thompson Youngs
Birth: 1827 Death: 1902-06-23
and his
bride
Birth: 1823 Death: 1883-08-15
were here.
Sunday afternoon
Mr Schoolcraft is gone.
We went to church today —
and after church I went
to Sunday school. all through
school a little bird flew
about the room. I thought
him a canary – when school
was over Sarah How
Birth: 1843 Death: 1863-08-10
and
Mary Titus
Birth: 1846-01-11 Death: 1913-03-14
helped me
try to catch him. Docter
Cressy
Birth: 1811-02-06 Death: 1866
came in – and
Page 4

caught him in my
shawl. I brought him
home and put him
in the cage with Lulu
but he escaped through
the wires — we then put
him in another cage — cover-
ed it with mosquito net –
he is listening to Lu – after
many fruitless attempts
to get out — If he proves
a yellow bird — I must let
him go – but if a
canary — I wish to keep
him —
Mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
is pretty well — and
sends a great deal
of love — as does Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03

Page 5

I have fixed my little room
all up – with pink curtains
Write when you find the leisure
to your very affectionate sister.
Fanny Seward
Page 6

Dont forget the ambro Ambrotypes!
Page 7

Unknown
Fanny Seward