Letter from Jonathan Abbatt to Mary Dilworth (later Abbatt), Aug 20, 1854 Public

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 responds to Mary's concern that they shouldn't say too much about Sam Jespers and Mary's (not Dilworth) courtship. Jonathan tells her that Sam's relationship is far from secret in Preston, and that quite a few people already know. Jonathan updates Mary on his sisters' travels. Includes a poem called "Farmers' Girls" that Jonathan transcribed from The New York Tribune.

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Creator Contributor Subject Language Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 9 pages
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 53.90081, -2.77417
Additional physical characteristics
  • Handwritten in black ink. Stamp cut out from envelope.
Physical repository Collection
  • Abbatt Family Collection
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number: 2011-039, File: 1.5
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Technical note
  • Metadata by MT.
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  • 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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