Letter from Cornelia Seward Allen to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1867

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Letter from Cornelia Seward Allen to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1867
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1867-01-08

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Letter from Cornelia Seward Allen to William Henry Seward, January 8, 1867

action: sent

sender: Cornelia Allen
Birth: 1862-09-11  Death: 1921-10-05

location: Auburn, NY

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

location: Washington D.C., US

transcription: meb 

revision: crb 2017-11-21

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Editorial Note

Composition date is a question: William Henry Seward presumably received it January 8, 1867 but it was evidently composed before Christmas 1866. Nelly refers to “Santa Claus is coming to see us.”

My dear Grandpa,
I wish you a merry Christmas
I send you my love. We are all very well
Willie
Birth: 1864-11-10
sends his love to Grandpa —
Papa
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
is coming home tomorrow
We are very good children for Santa Claus is coming to
see us — Santa Claus is looking all around for
good children — Eliza
Unknown
sends her love —
Please give my love to Aunty
Birth: 1836-03-29 Death: 1919-05-02
and Uncle
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Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
, and Uncle Gus
Birth: 1826-10-01 Death: 1876-09-11

Your loving little girl
Nelly
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William Seward

Birth: 1801-05-16 Death: 1872-10-10
Nelly
Jan 8, 1867