Up to this point, the Seward Family Digital Archive staff at the University of Rochester have identified 207 letters that include references to family animals. Not only did the Sewards have numerous dogs, cats, and birds, they also had less conventional pets, including squirrels, a deer, and an eagle. From celebrating birthdays to “writing” letters, the pets brought joy and entertainment to the family. Lauren Davis, co-manager of the Seward Family Digital Archive, will share stories from the Seward family’s correspondence about these treasured family members.
This event is free and open to the public.
Brown Bag Talk: From Jenny the Deer to Lulu the Canary: The Seward Family and their Pets
- 33 South Street
- Auburn, NY 13021
- June 21, 2019
- Seward House Museum
- Free to the public.