Letter addressed to my dear sister Martha

Production date
03 Jul 1826
16 Oct 1852
Current rights
Public Domain

Object detail

Brief Description
a. A letter addressed to my dear sister Martha. The writer has not signed their name to the letter although it is a man. In the letter he writes that the link which immediately connected himself and Martha has been broken due to the death of his beloved wife (Martha's sister). He was thankful that his wife's last appearance in public was in a house of God, that they had been married for 37 years and she was a most affectionate and faithful wife. She had his entire confidence as he entrusted the entire management of his household to her. His children are a blessing to him in this time of bereavement and have thus far not brought any trouble or disgrace on him. Part of the letter is missing. The letter has a black strip around the edge signifying mourning.

b. Envelope addressed to Miss J Edmondson, 27 Bishop Street, Portland Square, Bristol. The date stamp is 16 October 1852 so it is not related to the letter above.

c. Notes on Bath Missionary Union Prayer meeting 3 July 1826, address by J Edmondson. This is not related to the letter or the envelope.
Production date
03 Jul 1826
16 Oct 1852
Production place
Production technique
Media/Materials description
The letter and envelope are written in black ink on paper.
Height x Width: 180 x 112mm
Height x Width: 68 x 122mm
Height x Width: 90 x 62mm
Subject person
Subject date
Credit line
from the estate of Miss Elizabeth Webb
Other number(s)
m99/78/344, 91352


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