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Letter to Emily

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: MS P684


Ashurst Turner Gilbert (1786-1870), bishop of Chichester, writes to his daughter, Emily, during a visit to the bishop of Winchester while at Farnham Castle (Surrey, England). He shares news of social and local events including a robbery, several deaths, and a planned visit to a London oxygen physician. He ends the letter by writing down four riddles without the answers.


  • Creation: March 3, 1862


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No access restrictions.

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1 folder (2 leaves)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

MS P684

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, Maggs Bros Rare Books, June 27, 1966.

Processing Information

Former SC temporary call number: MS (Box) 38: 50, formerly part of temporary collection "Collection of 19th c. letters: Miscellaneous group of mainly English letters: mostly 19th c, some 20th c, a few 18th c."

Guide to the Ashurst Turner Gilbert Letter Collection
Letter to Emily
Finding aid prepared by mab, 2008. Finding aid encoded by mab, 2008.
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Language of description
Finding aid written in English.
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Preferred citation
Letter to Emily, MS P684, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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