Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, May 23, 1859

  • Posted on: 4 May 2021
  • By: admin
xml: 
Letter from William Henry Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, May 23, 1859
x

transcriber

Transcriber:spp:cnk

student editor

Transcriber:spp:sts

Distributor:Seward Family Digital Archive

Institution:University of Rochester

Repository:Rare Books and Special Collections

Date:1859-05-23

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 William Henry Seward to Frances Adeline Seward, May 23, 1859

action: sent

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

transcription: cnk 

revision: amr 2021-02-09

<>

Page 1

x

Editorial Note

William Henry Seward’s series of travel letters in 1859 are organized and listed by the date of each entry
Monday May 23 d. 1859
My dear Fanny,
I breakfasted this morning by
invitation with Lady Hatherton
Birth: 1809-04-01 Death: 1897-05-16
, who is a very
accomplished and ladylike person. The hour ten,
the table a simple English breakfast. The
party Lord
Birth: 1819-09-19 Death: 1898-12-19
and Lady Napier
Birth: 1823-12-20 Death: 1911-08-24
, an Indian Prince
Birth: 1838-09-06 Death: 1893-10-22

subordained by the British Government, and really the
Page 2

7
heir of an empire in India annexed to the
British empire – His stipend $100,000 a
year – of Caucasian features but very dark
about black complexion, educated and
accomplished and three other Gentlemen
Unknown

Then I called by appointment on the
Marquis of Lansdowne
Birth: 1780-07-02 Death: 1863-01-31
an aged statesman
who welcomed me most kindly.
In the evening I sat an hour with the
Blatchfords
x Birth: 1836-05-25  Death: 1908-10-01 Certainty: Possible Birth: 1798-04-24  Death: 1875-09-04 Certainty: Possible
in their Hotel.
At five I drove into the suburbs
and enjoyed a warm hearted and
hospitable welcome from Count
Birth: 1814-09-17 Death: 1897-09-09
and
Madam Pulszky
Birth: 1815 Death: 1866
. They have six children
x Birth: 1850-03-28  Death: 1866-09-06  Birth: 1847-06-16  Death: 1866-11-23  Birth: 1854-11-10  Death: 1899-06-05  Birth: 1846  Death: 1921  Birth: 1857  Death: 1921  Birth: 1849  Death: 1863-11-19 

nearly all of one age. Kossuth
Birth: 1802-09-19 Death: 1894-03-20
goes out
of town to day but returns and visits me
on Sunday.
Page 3

For my dear
Fanny