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y A Letter from Papa single work   picture book   children's  
Issue Details: First known date: 1844 1844
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A fictional letter from a father to his son, read out (and paraphrased) by the son's mother. The father has emigrated (with his daughter and sister/sister-in-law) to Australia, leaving behind his ill wife and son. At the end of the letter, the mother announces that they will be following their family to Australia.

The work contains much patriarchal Victorian colonialism, particularly with a view to the schools run by white settlers.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Dean and Son , ca. 1844 .
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      Supplied by owner
      Extent: 8p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • From the Threadneedle Street address on the book's cover, the work was printed prior to or in 1844, after which Dean and Son moved premises. However, the date of the work has not been traced with any certainty.
      Series: Merriment Series Nelson (publisher), series - publisher
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Nelson , ca. 1855-1865 .
      Extent: 8p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published anonymously.
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