- n.d. [c1860] (Creation)
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Maria Mee Cooper (b c1819) was the second wife of George Cooper (c1812-1880), surgeon, of 4 George Street, Croydon. Alfred ('Fred') (c1852-1875) was the eldest of their four children (although George had at least two older children, George and Henrietta, by his first wife).
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Accession Number: A64
Maria Mee Cooper letter
Letter: from Maria Mee Cooper to Fred, her son, written on Addiscombe College headed paper. nd
Item date: c1860
Accession date: 27/11/1999
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Letter: from Maria Mee Cooper to Fred, her son, while he was at school. The letter contains references to gifts from pupils to Mr (Alfred) Twentyman (a school proprietor); Addiscombe Races, prizes given by an Indian Prince to Addiscombe cadets and Cookes Gymnastic Performing Elephants in Croydon.
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The letter is written on what seems to be Addiscombe College headed paper, with an engraving of the college. George Cooper senior may have been one of the doctors who attended the cadets there; or it is possible that the engraving is simply decorative.
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