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Catalog Number 2001.5.13
Object Name Letter
Title Letter of Proposal to Jane Kendall (Hosken), 1840
Date 03/14/1840
Year Range from 1840
Year Range to 1840
Description Letter of proposal to Jane Kendall from J. L. Bennington, Junior, March 14, 1840. The letter is written on cream coloured paper that has been folded in half. The letter is two pages in length. On the back of the letter is the address of Jane Kendal along with a postage mark. Jane did not accept the proposal but married William Hoskin in 1840 and emigrated to Guelph, Ontario.
"Dearest Jane (If I May be so bold as to call you by that familiar name) I dare say you will think it strange that I should write after seeing so recently, the reason of my doing so is to tell you the state of my affection towards you ......Devoted J.L. Bennington Junr. , No.7 Camberwell Grove". At the bottom of this second page, the author has written, "I will merely put you in mind that your answer affects my happiness and future prospects in this life."
On page 4 or the back of this letter is written: Miss J. Kendall, Holland Street, Blackfriars Road." has been stamped in red: "PD MR 14 1840".
People Kendall, Jane
Bennington, J.L.
Hosken, Jane Kendall
Hosken, William
Dimensions 9.05/14.37 in. - Length/Width/when open