Letter from Jonathan Abbatt to Mary Dilworth (later Abbatt), Oct 29, 1854Public
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 he has agreed to continue renting his shop space and adjoining fitting room, for the next 7 years. This means that they will look for a house elsewhere, which is probably more ideal. It looks like he asks her if she'll be ready to get engaged/married by the "5th month" (May).
- In Collection:
- 6 pages
- 53.90081, -2.77417
- Handwritten in black ink. Stamp on envelope.
- Abbatt Family Collection
- Accession Number: 2011-039, File: 1.6
- Special Collections Finding Aid: https://uvic2.coppul.archivematica.org/abbatt-family-fonds
- October 1, 2021
- 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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