Fonds SC463 - Abbatt family fonds

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Abbatt family fonds

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  • Textual record

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  • 1732-1855 (Creation)
    Abbatt (family)

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0.7 m of textual records and other materials

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The Abbatt family was a Quaker family who lived in the towns and villages of Preston, Ribchester and Garstang in Lancashire, England.

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The fonds consists of an oversized volume containing a copy of a waterworks grant for Preston, Lancashire; indentures for Robert Abbatt. Also includes courtship correspondence between Jonathan Abbatt and Mary Dilworth, plus photocopies and floppy disks of same. The letters chronicle the courtship, discussions of faith, local events, shared sentiments, etc.

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Included also are the transcriptions of the entire group both in print and digital versions and a privately printed paperback book publishing the correspondence with some editorial commentary.

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List of correspondence available.

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Revised by JF, March 1, 2019.

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  • English

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