Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, September 26, 1861

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, September 26, 1861
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1861-09-26

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Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Frances Miller Seward, September 26, 1861

action: sent

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

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

location: Unknown
Unknown

transcription: dxt 

revision: crb 2018-01-18

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Editorial Note

Newpaper clipping attached. It is believed that Anna Wharton Seward wrote this letter on the 26th for several reasons. One, the 26th was a Thursday and she likely got the day rather than the date correct. Two, in a letter from Frederick William Seward on the 29th, he talks of the same events as Anna does on the Monday (23rd) and Tuesday (24th). The way Anna writes about those events seems they happened a few days before this letter was written, so the 26th makes more sense than the 24th.
Sept 24th
Thursday.
My dear Mother
Here is the
latest news of Augustus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11
.
I cut it from this
morning's Republican.
Mrs Rufus King
Birth: 1826-06-29 Death: 1892-02-14
of
Milwaukee has been
with us since Monday
morning. She goes to
New York tomorrow.
We had a dinner
of twenty – four on Tuesday
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for the Orleans family
x Birth: 1840-11-09  Death: 1910-12-05  Birth: 1838-08-24  Death: 1894-09-08  Birth: 1818-08-14  Death: 1900-06-16 

Besides the Prince & comte
there was Mr Tassara
Birth: 1817-07-19 Death: 1875-02-14
,
Mr Blondeel
Birth: 1809-12-14 Death: 1872-09-13
, M
Birth: 1809-05-22 Death: 1881-04-28
& Mme
Lisbõa
Birth: 1823
, the Misses Lisbõa
x Birth: 1841  Death:  Certainty: Probable Birth: 1840  Death: 1919-05-13 Certainty: Probable
,
Mr
Birth: 1808-01-13 Death: 1873-05-07
& Miss Chase
Birth: 1840-08-13 Death: 1899-07-31
Mrs More-
head
Birth: 1818-02-07 Death: 1900-07-14
who is visiting
them, Mr Welles
Birth: 1802-07-02 Death: 1878-02-11
, Capt
Dalhgren
Birth: 1809-11-13 Death: 1870-07-12
, Genl McClellan
Birth: 1826-12-03 Death: 1885-10-29

Mr Charles King
Birth: 1789-03-16 Death: 1867-09-27Certainty: Probable
& Mrs
King
Birth: 1799-07-21 Death: 1882-11-23
. The Prince de
Joinville, Comte de Paris
& Duc de Charte dined
with us en famille
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on Saturday & we expect
them again this evening.
The Advertiser I did
not find in your room.
I recollect giving it and
the Political Drill to you,
& think you put them
in the trunk.
We are just going to
Church. No chills or
fever!
Affectionately your
daughter Anna.
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Hand Shiftx

Frances Seward

Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
Anna
September 24
1861