Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, June 15, 1859

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, June 15, 1859
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Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-06-15

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Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, June 15, 1859

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

location: London, England, UK

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

location: Auburn, NY

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revision: agw 2020-12-04

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10
London June
15 th, 1859
My dear Fanny,
A day spent in
the British museum for the most part
and in returning visits was closed last
night by attending a very magnificent dinner
party given by General Gore
Birth: 1793-12-26 Death: 1869-09-04
and his wife
Birth: 1803-09-07 Death: 1880-10-17
. He is
of the rank of General Scott
Birth: 1786-06-13 Death: 1866-05-29

This morning I breakfasted with Mr Leonard
Unknown
– a
very learned and literary man – Mr
Birth: 1796-11-17 Death: 1871-06-18
& Mrs
 Death: 1878-12-29
Grote (he
the best and most thorough historian of Greece, the
Marquis of Landsowne
Birth: 1780-07-02 Death: 1863-01-31
, and others constituted the party.
I have been since that time looking for Governor
Birth: 1808-08-03 Death: 1893-09-07
and
Mrs Fish
Birth: 1816-12-17 Death: 1887-06-30
without success – They arrived last night –
I met with Mr
Birth: 1824-10-04 Death: 1864-06-04
and Mrs Keitt
Birth: 1834-02-06 Death: 1915-01-20
of South Carolina at
the American legation –
This evening I dine at the Reform club,
Tomorrow I go to Cambridge, and I close this letter
now because I shall not be able to secure its
passage to Liverpool at a later time, I shall re-
turn to London on the 17 th – I have reconsidered
my prospects and have concluded to go
direct to Paris on the 27 th, and
to return this way and to go to
Scotland in the Autumn if the
Napiers
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shall then be
at Thirlestane
My
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address hereafter as heretofore will be
“Care of Baring Brothers and Company
London” –
My love goes with all my heart
to my dearest Frances your mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
, to
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
, Clara
Birth: 1793-05-01 Death: 1862-09-05
, Willie
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
and all the rest
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.
Affectionately your father,
William H. Seward
Fanny A. Seward
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Mrs William H. Seward
Auburn
State of New York
United States of America
By the port
Liverpool steamer
Jun 13
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Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
No 6 June 13
to June 15
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N. YORK Dr. PXT
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