Albert Lewis and Anne Yancey Minor Holladay letter to Justin and Charlotte Bass Perkins, 1841 August 9
1 item (4 pages) ; 25 x 20 cm
A.L. Holladay letter to Justin Perkins in which Holladay responds to news relating to the Perkinses' journey to Erzeroom (Erzurum) and health. He mentions his own bout of dysentery, his duties correcting sheets for the press, Dr. Grant's safe arrival at the Patriarch's, and the adjustment of English and Persian affairs with the expected arrival of Sir John McNeill. He writes regarding the decision between Mr. Stocking or Mr. Jones visiting the mountains and the firman Dr. Riach procured from the Shah requiring the prince-governor (of Urmia) to be impartial in dealing with the Christian sects. He says that this will safeguard them to some extent against the Catholics. He also writes regarding Meerza Bâgher and the case in which he was accused of beating the king's feradges. Bosí and Bashi are mentioned. Holladay discusses a visit from the prince and the health of his own family. Subsequent A.L. Holladay's letter, A.M. Holladay writes briefly to Charlotte Bass Perkins, responding to news of Charlotte and Judith's health and sharing news regarding her son and someone who is staying with her.
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