The French Family Launches New Book – Letters to My Son!

Just had to share a new historical book I have added to my “Got to Read” list!

lettersJohn Bemrose, describes in detail many fascinating historical facts about life in England and America during the early and mid 1800’s with 62 heartfelt letters to his son, Weightman Bemrose. Authors and Editors, The French Family are pleased to announce the release of this new book, “Letters to My Son“. The authors are direct ancestors of John Bemrose. 

The “letters” go into great detail about significant events in American history and provide a genuine look at day-to-day life during this time period. John Bemrose leaves his home in England and travels to America, joining the American Army where he eventually fights in the Seminole Indian Wars.

Authors and ancestors, The French Family decided to leave the spellings and grammar as they were written in order to preserve the authenticity of the writing. Rosemary explains, “It was decided that we should keep this account as close as possible to the original with regard to punctuation, grammar, the language of the day and place names.”

The authors add, “Copies of these letters have been passed down through our family for generations and we felt that they were so historically important that they should be shared with others.” It is not known where his original letters and diaries are, they appear to be lost in time

John Bemrose goes into remarkable detail about topics such as sea travel, slavery, the Indian Wars. He describes his lengthy voyage from England to New York on the Constellation, a voyage which cost, in that day, anywhere from 3 to 10 Pounds Sterling. John pawns his gold watch and sells some clothing to get the money.

The book is available at the Bookpal website, and other fine booksellers.

About the Family
The French Family edited the writings of John Bemrose. The book is dedicated to their Great, Great, Great Grandfather (John Bemrose), Great Grandmother (Dorothy Prydee Bemrose), Grandmother (Ann French), Grandfather (William French) and Father, Mother and Brother.

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22 Responses to The French Family Launches New Book – Letters to My Son!

  1. Sounds like an interesting read- thanks for sharing!
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  2. This sounds like a great book. I love reading letters that show you a specific time in history.
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  3. I have been looking for a new book to read! This will be the next I add to my list!
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  4. I think the concept of writing a book through letters is really enticing! I loved “Dear Mr. Henshaw” when I was younger!
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  5. This sounds like an interesting group. Thank you for sharing. I love finding good books.
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  6. Catherine S says:

    This sounds like a great book. I will add it to my must read list.

  7. Lori Gunn says:

    Letters to My Son sounds like a book I will enjoy reading (perhaps it is the history minor I studied). I’ll be sure to look for it on Amazon. Your review is fantastic and assures me how intriguing it will be to own and treasure the memories of coming to America.
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  8. Sounds like a great read. Will be checking this one out. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂
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  9. Felicia says:

    Letters to My Son definitely sounds like a good book to pick up. I love history books.
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  10. aimee fauci says:

    I’ve never heard of this. I will need to add this to my Book List on Pinterest.
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  11. melisasource says:

    Oh wow this sounds like a really great book! I am going to check it out!
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  12. Erika says:

    It’s so interesting to read authentic letters like this. How fabulous that they made them public.
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  13. Pam says:

    Oh, this sounds like an awesome read. I have always liked historical stuff like this.

  14. Angela says:

    This sounds like a really interesting book, I would love to hear all the stories from the past! Sounds really good!
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  15. I’m always looking for books to add to my Kindle list. Thanks for sharing!
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  16. Sounds like a great book. Wish I had more time to read.
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  17. Krystal says:

    It is definitely one I would like to read. :] Thanks for sharing this one with us!

  18. Very interesting book!! I really love to read books and this one I think I need to put it on my collection.
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  19. Tonia says:

    This is so neat. I’m currently tracing my husbands geneologyand it has been interesting to find letters and court documents from such a long time ago.
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  20. Sounds like an interesting book. I bet it would be good for a book club.
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  21. What an interesting idea and really highlights the importance of written words and real-life accounts during historical events in our nations history.
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  22. Tracey says:

    I love this style of writing. It is a unique way to tell a story and I will need to get my hands on this book!