Letter: [Captain Robert Jones] Iquique to his son

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      GB 221 WDC/1/3/4/1
  • Alternative Id.
      GB 221 WDC/111
  • Dates of Creation
      1905 Jul. 15
  • Language of Material
      English
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LETTER: [Captain Robert Jones] Iquique to his son. He received two letters from him and was glad to hear they were all well. Apologises for being so long in replying and feels that it will be his loss if he does not write. He has been unable to write to anyone except to "dear Ma". He is in excellent health but not so cheerful. He promises himself daily to write to him and Cassie, He feels the Revival will be a blessing to many and he is glad they are all enjoying the meetings. It must be like a little heaven on earth for those who are at home and able to attend. He feels that he is deprived of such opportunities and the company of his family. Lew is well, and a great young man. He has only been ashore once since leaving home. The were on board two German ships which he describes. There were 9 Welsh captains at Iquique together and there are 3 - 5 large vessels in the bay. They will soon have been there three months and still not chartered, and they have no idea where they will be going - possibly further from home. He almost prefers that than coming home in the middle of winter. If 'Ma' was with him it would be very nice, and she is such a good sailor and could be his chief secretary as writing is hard work for him. He would like the papers giving the account of the Revival kept for him. He has only received 2 newspapers. He asks to be remembered to Aunty Owens, and to tell her that if she is short of writing paper she can call at the Stationers and get some on his account. He hopes Aunty Owens and Ma go about the summer resorts while the weather is fine. It is no use saving all the money for their kids. He suggests places for them to visit. He is sorry he is poor but will make any sacrifice for 'Ma' to be happy and enjoy good health and trusts that all the children are doing their best to keep her happy and comfortable. Ma was longing for Annie, Richard and Samuel after the Easter holidays.

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