Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 20, 1857

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 20, 1857
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1857-08-20

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Letter from Frances Adeline Seward to Lazette Miller Worden, August 20, 1857

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

location: Gloucester, MA

receiver: Lazette Worden
Birth: 1803-11-01  Death: 1875-10-03

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: crb 

revision: fdc 2019-12-19

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Editorial Note

This included a letter from Frances Adeline Miller Seward to Lazette Miller Worden dated August 20, 1857.
Sea side. Gloucester.
Massechucetts.
My dear Aunty.
Where is the long letter
you promised perhaps on its way. Well
we are here in a snug house where
live, three maiden sisters
Unknown
, of perhaps, the
various ages. 70 65 53. a real nice irish
woman. Mary Ann whom I almost
believed a yankee but what kind
nice people six kinds of bread white
brown graham ghar Johnny cake. rolls–
huck whortleberry cake. (elegant). whortle-
berrys. every thing clean–good tea too.
Our rooms up in the third story. but
very easy stairs. with a place to rest at
every six steps. one large room with a
big clean bed. 3 closets. an old fashioned
wash stand like the Groot
Birth: 1807 Death: 1871-08-18
porches! a
great big easy chair like Trippys
Birth: 1851-06-13 Death: 1862
on rockers
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which holds both mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
and your dutiful
neice a little rocking chair. two light
caul bottom ones. an old fashing chair.
like those in our rooms an old fashion-
ed beh bureau. a diamond carpet. a
tin slop jar. a nice old looking glass.
three windows. all looking out at
the ocean– but several houses intercept
the view. Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
has a nice little
room with a big closet. Jenny has
not been well loss of appetite but
I hope she will be better now. Will(ie)
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29

stays at the hotel having a dislike to
boarding houses in general.
This morning my face was sadly swollen
the consequence was a dream of being
in Washington– need I tell you it
was horrid? Lizzy Tilton
Birth: 1834 Death: 1897-04-14
figured in it?
Mother says. you drove that nail
right through her best cambric pett-
icoat!
Mr Mellen
Birth: 1822 Death: 1896
met us at the cars.
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enquired particularly about you and
Pisgah.
I've not yet been to the sea side yet
it is a little walk.
Mary Ann and Miss Whittmore
Birth: 1849Certainty: Possible
have
just been in and were very much
surprised to find the beds made.
I like it here very much.
We stopped half a day at Boston
but did not go out. Worcester is
a nice little place of Twenty Thousand
inhabitants living among flowers and
in beautiful little and big houses.
I must leave a little space for mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21

to write.
So hoping you and dear Trippy will
wite write I remain with love to all.
Your affectionate neice
Fanny
Tell Rovy
 Death: 1858-07-04
to write to me poor dear little
fellow! does he miss me much? Fanny
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
The next letter will be addressed to Henry
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10

so you must open it.