W Becker b. 1850 from Whaley Bridge to Fanny (this was the daughter of Mary Anne Wroe who married Dr. Price and had two daughters, Fanny and Kate. Their mother was a sister of Mary who married James Duncuft whose daughter Mary married HL Becker father of the writer of this letter. See also letter of 2 Mar 1887 from Mrs Cleminshaw to Lydia Becker).
He writes a letter of condolence after some bereavement (possibly death of her sister as he refers to her return 'to the empty house') Hopes she will come to stay with them next year.