Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 29, 1872

  • Posted on: 10 May 2018
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 29, 1872
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:mmh

student editor

Transcriber:spp:csh

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1872-12-29

In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's persons.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "pla" point to place elements in the project's places.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's staff.xml authority file. In the context of this project, private URIs with the prefix "psn" point to person elements in the project's bibl.xml authority file. verical-align: super; font-size: 12px; text-decoration: underline; text-decoration: line-through; color: red;

Letter from Anna Wharton Seward to Augustus Henry Seward, December 29, 1872

action: sent

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

location: Auburn, NY

receiver: Augustus Seward
Birth: 1826-10-01  Death: 1876-09-11

location: St. Paul, MN

transcription: mmh 

revision: tap 2018-04-19

<>
Page 1

Auburn
Decr 29th 1872
My dear Gus,
Aunty
Birth: 1803-11-01 Death: 1875-10-03
, Fred
Birth: 1830-07-08 Death: 1915-04-25
, & I
had a quiet Christmas.
We three dined off a small
piece of your venison and
a Plum Pudding. The dining-
table was reduced to a small
round one. We wished you
were here to make a fourth,
and complete our party.
The evening we spent in the
office reading and correcting
proof and manuscript.
William
Birth: 1839-06-18 Death: 1920-04-29
, Jenny
Birth: 1839-11-18 Death: 1913-11-09
& children
x Birth: 1864-11-10  Death:   Birth: 1862-09-11  Death: 1921-10-05 
dined
and spent the evening at
Mrs Pomeroys
Birth: 1835-09-04 Death: 1892-02-25
.

[left Margin]
day this week to get facts for an oration on William H. Seward. Fred has
already given notes to
Dr Hawley
Birth: 1820 Death: 1885-11-26
& several others.
I think Fred ^he^ had better
write an Oration & loan it
around. I do not
know what is going on in
town – for the weather is so
bad I could not get out if
I wanted to go. I was
quite sick for a week
with ulcerated throat &
much fever – I new
thing for me – so I have
to be careful about
taking cold. I wish
you were to be here
for New Year. I wish you
a happy one & many
of them. There is so much snow
on the ground & in the air that I did
Page 2

Fred finished the revision of “the
Book of Travels”
Author: William Henry Seward Publisher: D. Appleton and company, Place of Publication:New York Date: 1873
on the Friday
before Christmas. That evening
Olive Risley
Birth: 1844-07-15 Death: 1908-11-27
started for New York
to spend the Holidays with
her Father
Birth: 1814 Death: 1893
& Mrs Hensley
Unknown
.
When she was leaving she said
to Aunty she should return
after the Holidays “to pack up.”
William & Jenny & Mrs Bostwick
Birth: 1832-04-27 Death: 1903-12-20

have been to Philadelphia,
Washington, & New York – were
gone eight days – returned the
day before Christmas. The day
they left news came that Henry
Standard
Birth: 1807-06-10 Death: 1872-12-16
of Detroit was dying.
Mrs Watson
Birth: 1812-03-30 Death: 1893-11-13
and Charles Standard
Birth: 1802-05-30 Death: 1896-05-02

went on but not in time to
see their brother alive. Little
Margie
Birth: 1868-06-08
was sent out to board.

[left Margin]
not venture to church. Aunty & Fred who are with me in the office
Page 3

It would have looked much
better if her Mother
Birth: 1842-07-05 Death: 1902-08-24
, especially
under the circumstances, had
staid at home, for once, and
taken care of her & old M rs
Goodrich
Unknown
. Williams business
in Washington was to enquire
into the Seneca Stone affairs.
He found the Note which he
paid with the Bank. The
Stockholders he talked with
were hopeful, but saw no imme-
diate prospect of dividends. Henry
Cooke
Birth: 1825-11-23 Death: 1881-02-24
has not sold out – as we
had heard – but is still a large
stockholder, his brother-in-law
Birth: 1811-07 Death: 1895-01-13
is
President. Meanwhile the Stone
is extensively used in the city for
building and pavements.
There are only about fifty pages
of the manuscript of the book
yet to be copied. There are

[left Margin]
send much love. Remember me to the Goodriches
x Birth: 1849-02-12  Death:   Birth: 1807-07-06  Death: 1887-06-02 
—Affectionately yours
Anna
Page 4

five hundred pages of manuscript
all complete to be sent whenever
the publishers can receive it.
We sent them one hundred and
fifty pages this last week.
This morning we have some Proof
which will finish India . The
last page of which is 457. Fred
thinks there may be nearly 700 pages.
We spend every evening revising
Proof. Fred has time now each day
to make some notes for “the Life”
 Publisher: D. Appleton and Co. Place of Publication:New York, NY Date: 1876
Frederick William Seward, Autobiography of William Henry Seward, 1801-1934, 1877

He has been going over the letters
to your mother
Birth: 1805-09-24 Death: 1865-06-21
written in ’31 & ’32—
while in the State Senate. He found
one yesterday written—no printed—to
you exactly forty years ago. We are
snowed up—the thermometer has been
below zero for a week—the lowest
notch being ten below I believe. Our
mails are twenty-four hours behind.
Gen. Crawford
Birth: 1829-11-08 Death: 1892-11-03
is coming up for one day
about the 5th January—to see Fred on business.
Mr Sedgwick
Birth: 1815 Death: 1883
of Syracuse is coming over one
Page 5

Colonel Augustus H. Seward
Chief Paymaster. U.S. Army
St. Paul,
Minna
Auburn
Dec
30
x

Stamp

Type: postmark

10 AM
N.Y.