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Gregorie, Catherine S. Macauley (fl. 1784-) to William Graham

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01795.053 Author/Creator: Gregorie, Catherine S. Macauley (fl. 1784-) Place Written: Chalderton Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 January 1803 Pagination: 3 p. ; 22.5 x 18.5 cm.

Summary of Content: She has remained in the same place for the past four years while her three sons attend school, describing them and their education. She provides an update on her daughter.

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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