Letter from Jonathan Abbatt to Mary Dilworth (later Abbatt), Oct 9, 1854


This letter is part of a series of courtship correspondence between Jonathan Abbatt and Mary Dilworth (later Abbatt). The Abbatt family was a Quaker family who lived in the towns and villages of Preston, Ribchester, and Garstang in Lancashire, England. The letters chronicle the courtship, discussions of faith, local events, shared sentiments, etc. Mary sometimes addressed as Polly in the letters. Please note that the months on the letters’ dates were added as numerical values rather than the month's name (e.g. 2 Mo = February). Jonathan tells Mary that his Uncle Fletcher in Leigh, was recently diagnosed with a heart disease and is unwell. The reason Jonathan didn't write sooner is because he went to visit him. Also his brother James will be working at Wilson and Jespers starting next month, and Jonathan's happy that his family will be living closer to him. Jonathan mentions more of the gossip that he and/or his family has heard about their courtship.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 6 pages
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 53.90081, -2.77417
Additional physical characteristics
  • Handwritten in black ink. Stamp on envelope.
Physical repository Collection
  • Abbatt Family Collection
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 2011-039, File: 1.6
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • October 1, 2021
Technical note
  • Metadata by MT.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original. This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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