Letter, Fred Hamshar

Hamshar, Frederick
Production date
02 May 1887
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Public Domain
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a) Letter written by Fred Hamshar at Barrack Hill, Napier, to his brother Tom in England, dated 2nd May 1887. Fred is married now and "very comfortably settled", having recovered from a fever that saw him bedridden for five weeks. Napier has a nice climate, although the past summer was very dry with no rain from October till May. Fred is working on the breakwater; "it is nearly all pick and shovel work and quarrying for stone to make blocks, the 'muck' is run out in trucks and tipped into a lagoon so it is double work reclaiming land and building the breakwater." Very hot in summer working under the cliff in white limestone. "The good ship Lady Jocelyn left here for London today with 10,000 of our sheep for you Britishers." He sends kind love from "Mrs Fred" [his wife Alice].

b) Envelope addressed to Mr T Hamshar, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, England.
Production date
02 May 1887
Production period
Height x Width: 208 x 133mm
Height x Width: 85 x 106mm
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02 May 1887
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gifted by Robyn Kunaiti
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2018/10/12, 95292
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