Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)JC28B/1/1-64
TitleCorrespondence from Mary Endicott
Extent154 items
DescriptionCorrespondence from Mary Endicott [became third wife of Joseph Chamberlain, Carnegie, from Washington, New York, Salem [Massachusetts], and White Sulphur Springs] to Joseph Chamberlain [at Highbury and 40 Prince's Gardens]; sequence is in approximate chronological order, and includes numerical sequence nos. 4-64; correspondence relates to Chamberlain's return voyage from Washington on the 'Umbria', his reception on arrival in Birmingham, the American Senate's debate and rejection of the Washington Fishery Treaty, Chamberlain and Endicott family matters [health of Mary's grandfather, affairs of her brother William Endicott Jr including his European tour and visit to Highbury, affairs of her parents including professional matters of her father, visit of Austen and Beatrice Chamberlain to Paris, Joseph Chamberlain's health and his orchid collection] and affairs of Mary's friends, development of her relationship with Joseph Chamberlain, their engagement and arrangements for their marriage [including arrangements for meeting Chamberlain on his arrival in New York on the 'S. S. Aurania ', despatch of invitations, arrangements for Mary's arrival at Highbury, and financial details of marriage settlement and gifts], details of social engagements [visits to Boston, Washington and White Sulphur Springs] and accounts of her past-times [horse-riding, voluntary work, reading including Thomas Carlyle's 'The French Revolution' and Thomas Paine's 'The Rights of Man'], general American and British domestic political matters, and miscellaneous matters [including details of Yellow Fever epidemic in Florida], Feb-Nov; with press cuttings [from American presses], verse and envelopes [for Chamberlain's replies see JC28A/1-2]
Access StatusOpen
Physical DescriptionIn addition, /8a, /13a, /18a, /23a, /35a, /39a, /40a, /41a, /42a, /43a, /45a, /46a, /51a, /59a are used; /30 oversize press cutting requiring separate storage, deterioration in condition of mounting tape on several pages of the correspondence has caused pages to stick together, and several of the seals on the envelopes are disintegrating and damaging the correspondence


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