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System Number: 06546
Date: 8 October 1870
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler[1]
Place: London
Recipient: Jane Wann[2]
Place: [Homeland]
Repository: Glasgow University Library
Call Number: Whistler W540
Document Type: ALS

[embossed monogram:] AMW

2 Lindsey Houses. Chelsea London

Saturday Oct 8th 1870

Mr dear Mrs Wann

Judging from all my fond experience of yours & your good husbands[3] hospitality I venture to introduce to Homeland a most desirable acquaintance as a traveller. I am so desirous that Capt Thomas Fuller[4] should form such opinions favorable to my beloved native land in his tour, as I know he will receive in even a call at your house. he is the only son of a widowed mother who is a valued & true friend of mine, since we met five years ago at Coblenze[5], & his devoted filial attentions then to her & his care of his three Sisters won my regard & admiration. he can tell you & Mr Gamble[6] all about us, as he left us only to embark in the Crimea[7] for N York a week since, he had recently returned from the War[8] country France & I am sure his statements will be satisfactory as true! he having gone purposely to observe both Armies, he is not now in the Army, tho he bought a Captaincy as soon as he had passed thro the University. he was a good officer, but there was no obligation to continue in the service & his inclination to travel, was encouraged by his Mothers approval. I shall enclose this in my letter to Mr King[9] in Brooklyn hoping it may overtake Capt F while in N York & that he may avail of it to make me happy by his going to call at Homeland

I am as ever dear Mrs Wann
Most gratefully your attached friend

Anna M Whistler

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1.  Anna Matilda Whistler
Anna Matilda Whistler (1804-1881), née McNeill, JW's mother [more].

2.  Jane Wann
Jane Wann (1822-1875), née Gamble, wife of S. Wann [more].

3.  husbands
Samuel Wann (b. 1820), merchant, brother-in-law of J. H. Gamble [more].

4.  Capt Thomas Fuller
Captain Thomas Homer Fuller (1846-1934), Confederate army officer.

5.  Coblenze
AMW was in Koblenz in the winter of 1865, to undergo treatment for an eye condition with Dr Meurens, an oculist; see #06526 - #06528.

6.  Mr Gamble
James H. Gamble (b. 1820), clerk [more].

7.  Crimea
Ship Crimea, operating between UK and US.

8.  War
Franco-German war, also called Franco-Prussian war (19 July 1870 - 10 May 1871); see AMW to James H. Gamble, 7-10 September 1870, #06545.

9.  Mr King
Ralph King (1801-1878), broker, father-in-law of W. McN. Whistler [more].