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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Monday 17 January 22 10:30 GMT (UK)  »
 ;)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 14:18 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you very much Alan.  I'm sure the team in the States will appreciate the info.

have a nice weekend...    ;)

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 09:52 GMT (UK)  »
His public engagements in 1835 seem to be well-documented in newspaper articles at the BNA.

Thanks Alan...  Hadn't thought about that.  As the Officer doing the research is in America, she probably doesn't have access to the Archive.  I'll ask her. 

This one was written...  'Georgetown Dec 15th, 1835.'   Seems improbable that the British Newspapers were interested. 

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 09:48 GMT (UK)  »
Seems that there could be a link to Canada, as the 5th probably lived there.  That would be more logical concerning a "visit."

http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/books/mrs07.pdf

In addition, the writer also finds herself in London as a tourist, and the name Balduin must ring a bell with some.   

In fact, these letters are in the hands of the USA Army with the intent of finding the ancestors, in order to hand them over.  The person doing the work asked for advice concerning the name.
   

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 09:33 GMT (UK)  »
Thanks Alan...

Yes...  I thought there would be a 'Google' painting of him but the '6th' seems to be absent. 

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 09:26 GMT (UK)  »
The Earl of Selkirk?

You just beat me to it! In 1835 it would be the 6th Earl.

Thank you Alan.  You seem to know your history.  I've not yet looked at Wikipedia..., but off-hand, was he a 'bit of a boy' ?  Obviously had money.  Lol..., anything sordid ?   ;)

In fact, before yesterday, this was an unopened letter.   




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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 09:20 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Heather...

I was hesitant thinking it could have been Col.  But then there would be no need for the word 'of.'
And the 'h' as you say could be a 'k.' 

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Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Expecting a visit from who...
« on: Sunday 16 January 22 09:13 GMT (UK)  »
Good morning Everyone...

Please may I ask who will be visiting ?  The letter was written in 1835.

Thanks in advance..., Iain. 

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