File UPC 149, 641X7 - Letters from Frank Simpson to his sister Nina and to his mother while in France and Italy, 1888, and while in U.S.A. and Canada, 1891

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UPC 149, 641X7

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Letters from Frank Simpson to his sister Nina and to his mother while in France and Italy, 1888, and while in U.S.A. and Canada, 1891

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  • 1888, 1891 (Creation)

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c.16 letters

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All with descriptions of people met, places visited etc.; comprising one letter from Monte Carlo, two from Castellomare, one from Naples ('One thing is wonderful. They had medical instruments at Pompeii far more highly finished than those of the present day' UPC 149/2), all dated 1888, and about 11 letters from America, April-June 1891, with descriptions of social life in New York, of trip to Niagara ('spoilt by that vilest of human creatures the Yankee' UPC 149/11) and fishing trip into the Canadian wilds with description of forest fire ('it was more like Dore's illustration of the inferno than you can imagine' UPC 149/15 - fine headed paper, St Louis Hotel, Quebec).

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05c4c312-1247-4d07-a29b-1509ccce1a5f

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Created 20/07/2004 by Droip. Modified 10/12/2019 by Catherine.Collins.

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