The Jane Crowley letters, written from New York City to Wheethly, Warwickshire, are remarkable for how America could be difficult for new immigrants: she was frequently sick and complained about the weather. And yet, she liked the new country, its people and New York. In her letter of 1846 Jane reveals that she must have been a member of the relative elite: she took a lesson in horsemanship but turned down invitations to riding parties. She adjusted in spite of the early problems and no doubt benefited from the company of her brother and sister.