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M-018 Burr Alston, Theodosia (correspondence and photograph)

DATE: Undated, between 1799 and 1807

CREATOR: Theodosia Burr Alston (1783-1813), Daughter of Aaron Burr, Third Vice President of the United States

SCOPE: note and photograph sent to sister-in-law Frances Ann Smith Prevost (1780-1807), wife of John B. Provost.

EXTENT: 1 note and photograph. A. N. S.


May my dear Sister send for me immediately on seeing this, for I long, Oh, how I long to see you & to be with you again.

                                                                                  Theodosia (Burr Alston)

Friday Morning

Letter is addressed to:

Mrs. Prevost (Frances Ann Smith Prevost)

PROVENANCE: A note is included in the M-018 file: “Note written by Theodosia Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr to her sister-in-law, Mrs John Bartow Prevost. Presented to the St Louis Mercantile Library Association by Thomas Dimmoch, 1878”

HISTORY - Theodosia Bartow Burr-Alston, the daughter of Aaron Burr, third United States Vice President, is requesting to be in the company of her step-sister-in-law, Frances Ann Smith Prevost, the wife of her step brother John Bartow Prevost.

For an extended history on the subjects of this letter, please click here to view a PDF document.

Keywords from this document include: Theodosia Bartow Burr-Alston, Aaron Burr, Theodosia Stillwell Bartow Prevost-Burr, John Bartow Prevost, Joseph Alston, Col. James Mark Prevost

SEE ALSO: M-017: Burr, Aaron

SPECIAL THANKS: Special thanks to Roman Beuc, St. Louis Mercantile Library Docent, for transcribing the letter as well as researching and compiling an extended history on the topic.

ACCESS: Due to rarity and condition, access to this collection is limited. Please contact the staff in advance of your visit to coordinate access to these materials for research purposes.

For an extended history on the subjects of this letter, please click here to view a PDF document.

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