Eliza [Tabor] to Mary Tabor

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  • Reference
      GB 106 9/30/A/27
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 ALC/5507
  • Dates of Creation
      9 Jul 1876
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

To her mother from Allahabad. After three days of blessed rain a return of heat, but the rain has saved the country from famine. She hopes to get a book done before the end of the year. Mentions her pleasure in watching the countryside refreshed by the rain, and the butterflies and the birds, including the five per parrots. Tells a sad story of the Mutiny (reported by Dr. Spry)|: an old servant was carrying a bundle of valuables which his master had asked him to bring, was stopped by soldiers and hanged on suspicion of stealing. Many natives were hanged on slight evidence. 'no wonder there is a bitter feeling yet towards the British''Describes visit to some local temples and the magnificent tamarind trees there. Mrs. Dalby will keep an aye on the housekeeping while she is away, so that John will not be cheated too badly by the cooks.