Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 75,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

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

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.06089 Author/Creator: Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker (fl. 1784-1801) Place Written: Hingham, Massachusetts Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 May 1794 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 23.6 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses her upcoming travels to England and the West Indies. Mentions Henry [Jackson Knox] (Lucy's son) was in Boston, Massachusetts for vacation and is on his way back to school. Sarah Lyons Flucker was Lucy's sister-in-law.

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: Beaumez, Sarah Lyons Flucker, fl. 1784-1801
Knox, Lucy Flucker, 1756-1824
Knox, Henry Jackson, 1780-1832

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistoryWomen of the Founding EraTravelGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyCaribbeanChildren and FamilyEducation

Sub Era: The Early Republic

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources