Letter from Anna M. Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 11, 1858

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Letter from Anna M. Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 11, 1858
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1858-04-11

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Letter from Anna M. Seward to Frances Miller Seward, April 11, 1858

action: sent

sender: Anna Seward
Birth: 1836-03-29  Death: 1919-05-02

location: Albany, NY

receiver: Frances Seward
Birth: 1805-09-24  Death: 1865-06-21

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: sts 

revision: amr 2020-10-04

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Albany April 11th
My dear Mother,
Kansas
speeches were sent to
all the names entered
in the large book.
The only lists I know
of to which they were
not sent are some print-
ed ones in the port folio
marked I think “sent
Albany &Buffalo
Kansas speeches were sent
to all written names in
the portfolio.
Page 2

I do not wonder you
thought I was sick not
receiving my letter.
In the confusion of moving
Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
carried it a day or
two in his pocket
forgetting to post it.
Your preparations for
moving seems to proceed
as slowly as ours for
arranging our new house.
Last week there were
12 workmen in the house
at one time. We have
now five bedrooms paint-
ed & papered, and the
Page 3

remainder of the work
at a stand-still as the
painters and grainers are
off on a spree — Your
Auburn experience —
We have the prospect
of the painters in the
house for a month or
six weeks to come.
Have you been to
look at the Ousley
Birth: 1797-07-26 Death: 1866-03-06Certainty: Possible
house?
If Judge Campbell
Birth: 1811-06-24 Death: 1889-03-12

moved it would be well
to look at his house.
I was never in it, but
it looked well from the
street & is pleasantly
situated.
Page 4

My Mother
Birth: 1812-10-29 Death: 1889-10-09
has been
in New York a week with
my Grandmother
Birth: 1781-11-22 Death: 1860-11-20
. I want-
ed her to [ bye ]
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Alternate Text

Alternate Text: buy
flats there for
Molly
Birth: 1847
& Susy
Birth: 1850-06-06 Death: 1859-03-13
. She does
not write me yet if she
has. I know they are
much worn there.
There are a few worn
here by quite small
girls – The flats are
invariably white.
I think they will be
more general when
the warm weather comes,
many here are yet
wearing Winter bonnets.
Page 5

Fred is quite well.
Mr. Dawson
Birth: 1813-03-14 Death: 1883-02-17
tells him
that he wants to be
away in June on a
fishing excursion and
after that Fred may be
gone all Summer if
he chooses.
Will
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is very well, he
went to church with
us Sunday-morning.
Love to Fanny
Birth: 1844-12-09 Death: 1866-10-29
. If she
gets another dress it
must be made with
a double skirt. It
will be very becoming
to her. Hope your dress-
Page 6

making was successful.
Love to Father
Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
& Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
.
I am glad he can
come on with you.
Affectionately your daughter,
Anna.
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Anna April 11
1858