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Caldecote Journal.

Physical Description:
9 folded sheets ; 28 x 22 cm, or smaller
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.R28 F46 1854+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Archives & Manuscripts
A series of letters written to a Mr. Freeman (of Southampton Place, Reading) serving with the Cavalry Division at Balaclava, in the Crimea. The layout of the letters mimics the form of a newspaper, with prominent masthead, date, and price, and with text in multiple columns. The texts are signed by Adela, Charlotte, William, Thomas, and Arthur, children of the Fenton family. The letters describe the family's outings, the Atherstone Hunt, purchase of a yew bow from Buchanan of Piccadilly, archery, and a visit to Crystal Palace at Sydenham. The letters also describe home front activities related to the Crimea War.
Subject Terms:
Crimean War, 1853-1856.
Crystal Palace (Sydenham, London, England)
Fenton family.
Manuscript magazines.

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