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Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker (fl. 1784-1801) [to Lucy Flucker Knox]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.04042 Author/Creator: Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker (fl. 1784-1801) Place Written: Antigua Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1 December 1788 Pagination: 8 p. ; 22.6 x 18.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Recipient inferred. Beaumez writes to her "sister," likely Lucy Knox, her sister-in-law. Worries that her daughter, Harriett, has consumption. Thanks Lucy for sending barrels of beef, noting her plans to save the choice cuts for Christmas. Intends to send her daughter to some nearby islands because the doctor informed her that only a change of air "and going to sea" can improve Harriett's condition. Cannot visit America, as she is bound to care for her ill father. Could not afford to pay a quality artist to create portraits of her family. Notes that her daughter resembles Lucy's sister, Hannah Harwood, who lives in England. Harbors no resentment against Harwood, but claims that Harwood's influence on her mother-in-law, (Hannah Waldo Flucker) before Mrs. Flucker's death persuaded her to exclude Beaumez from her will. Expresses disappointment that Mr. Jackson (possibly Henry Jackson) was included in Mrs. Flucker's will. Comments on family and mutual acquaintances.

Background Information: Sarah Lyons Flucker was the wife of Lucy Knox's brother, Captain Thomas Flucker. She got remarried, after Captain Flucker's death, to Bon-Albert Briois de Beaumez, circa 1796.

People: Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker, fl. 1784-1801
Flucker, Hannah, 1726-1785
Jackson, Henry, 1747-1809
Harwood, Hannah Flucker Urquhart, fl. 1774-1796

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryTuberculosisChildren and FamilyHealth and MedicalDiseaseDiet and nutritionHolidays and CelebrationsMaritimeTravelArt, Music, Theater, and FilmFinanceEstate

Sub Era: Creating a New Government

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