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Macaulay, Catherine S. (fl. 1784-) to Mama (Graham, Catherine Macauley)

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01795.004 Author/Creator: Macaulay, Catherine S. (fl. 1784-) Place Written: Knightsbridge Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1783-1784 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22.5 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: undated but before 1784. She refers to a note from Miss Olivia Young. She mentions the two charming instruments of the Miss Herons on which they play. She continues to attempt to persuade her not to leave England.

Background Information: These are principally letters from Catharine Macaulay Graham's female descendents. After the death of her husband George Macaulay in 1766, Catharine Macaulay married an Anglican minister William Graham. Most of the ...letters concern the youth of C.S. Macaulay (later Gregorie), her relations with her mother, Catharine Macaulay Graham, and her stepfather, William Graham. Notable are the series of letters 1784-1786 to her mother while she visited America and France. Later, three dramatic letters in April-May 1791 describe C.S. Macaulay Gregorie's collapse at the news of her mother's death. The collection also includes correspondence of Mrs. Gregorie Brickdale (daughter to C.S. Macaulay Gregorie) and Jane Frazer, a cousin, the last will of George Gregorie (husband of C.S. Macaulay Gregorie) and miscellaneous letters and covers.

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People: Macaulay, Catharine, 1731-1791

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Women's HistoryLiterature and Language ArtsGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGenealogyScience and Technology

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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