Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 1, 1871

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Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 1, 1871
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Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1871-06-01

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Letter from William Henry Seward to William Henry Seward, Jr., June 1, 1871

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

location: Cairo, Egypt

receiver: William Seward
Birth: 1839-06-18  Death: 1920-04-29

location: Auburn, NY

transcription: lmd 

revision: tap 2018-04-17

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Editorial Note

Written by Harriet D. Risley Rodman for William Henry Seward
Cairo June 1st 1871
Thursday.
My dear William,
We spent a week
in this city at our palace Nudjha
then proceeded up the Nile to the
first-cataract visiting the pyramids
temples, tombs, & other antiquities
including Abydos, Thebes Luxor ,
Karnak, & Philae, above the cataract
We returned yesterday, & are
now completing our observations
in Cairo. On Saturday we go
down the Nile to Alexandria by
special train & next week we
proceed to Palestine by sea.
We expect to reach Constantinople
by the 1st of July, we may stay
there fort-night, & then to make
our way through Europe stopping
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only when, & where, comfort, & not
curiosity shall require.
I am very well, & so we all are
except our weariness resulting
from traveling in Southern Egypt
with the thermometer at 120°.
I received a letter of the 19th of
March, we expect to find abundance
of letters at Constantinople.
I hope that I shall learn there
that your health is re-established
The mail is closing, I have left
Olive
Birth: 1844-07-15 Death: 1908-11-27
to sleep after a long day of
sight seeing & hense I have a
new amanuensis
Birth: 1850-03-05 Death: 1925-07-27
. I shall
write you from Alexandria or
Jerusalem with my own hand.
Affectionately
William H. Seward
To William H. Seward Jr. by
Auburn. Hattie.
N. Y.