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Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Aunt

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Title:
Letter from Benjamin Smith Lyman to Aunt
Description:
Informing Mrs. Lesley of the sudden death of William Henry Furness, and detailing social visits to Mrs. Stilwell, the Hoppers, Mrs. Jackson, and the Blisses. At Mrs. Stilwell's: dancing and a flirtation with Miss Olie (a niece); at the Hopper's: the news of Miss Maria's return; at Mrs. Jackson's: a meeting with Frank Neale (a neglected acquaintace), and the observation that Miss Helen's engagement has improved her looks; and at the Bliss': the viewing of several paintings acquired at auction, and an observation on the improvement of the hosts' sense of aesthetics.
Creator:
Lyman, Benjamin Smith, 1835-1920
Recipient:
Lesley, Susan Inches, 1823-
Date:
March 15, 1867
Format:
Letters/Correspondence
Location:
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Box 14 (shelf locator)
Collection (local):
Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers
Series:
Series 1. Correspondence
Subjects:
Social life and customs
Furness, William H. (William Henry), 1827-1867
Places:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Extent:
2 p.
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Place of origin:
Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language:
English
Identifier:
mums190-b014-i006