Letter from Jonathan Abbatt to Mary Dilworth (later Abbatt), March 18, 1855

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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 addresses the "consent affair" after Mary replies that she was surprised by Jonathan mentioning it. He spends most of the letter explaining why he thinks they need it, and reaffirms his feelings for her. He tells her that he hopes that her reaction is not because she is dreading the wedding, but of the seriousness of the document.

In Collection:
Creator Contributor Subject Language Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 6 pages ; 18.4 x 22.5 cm, 11.3 x 18.4 cm
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: 1.7
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • November 7, 2023
Technical note
  • Scanned on EPSON 10000XL (600 dpi no correction) by MT Note: there was a lot of colour correction done (brightness/contrast), especially from Abbatt_2011-039_1-12_361 to the end of the collection. Brightness/contrast settings are noted in README file. Scale: 65% reduction unless noted Metadata by MT
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Rights
  • 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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