Bundle

Scope and Content

Letters and postcards sent to the Sixsmiths during 1912. Topics covered include: the death of Carpenter's sister, Dora, in February; the Sixsmiths' holiday in France; Walter Seward [socialist, journalist and close friend of Carpenter]; Carpenter's brother, Alfred; trips planned by Carpenter and the two Georges [Hukin and Merrill]; "the Traubel and Bain party" [Horace Traubel of Philadelphia was a close friend and champion of Whitman, and Frank and Mildred Bain were Whitman enthusiasts and collectors from Toronto in Canada]; an illness of George Hukin; Bruce and Katharine [Glasier].

1/13/2 includes a letter from "Geordie" [George Merrill], addressed to Charles and Lucy Sixsmith, in which he refers to "the dreadful accident to the ship Titanic", on which W.T. Stead [editor, and founder of the Review of Reviews], who had planned a visit to Millthorpe, was a passenger. 1/13/7 is a postcard to Lucy Sixsmith from Carpenter, apparently sent to accompany a present.

Letters are addressed to Sixsmith at Brownlow, Anderton, Lancs, and dated at Millthorpe, except: 1/13/1, dated at 8 St Albans Road, Kensington; 1/13/2, originally sent to Sixsmith in La Napoule, Cannes, France, and forwarded to Anderton; and 1/13/5, sent to Sixsmith c/o Mrs Hobbs, Aspley Guise, Befordshire.

1/13/1-2 and 4-6 include envelopes.