Letter: Mother & Owen, Ivy Cottage, Oakham, to her son Henry [at Croydon]

Scope and Content

LETTER: Mother & Owen, Ivy Cottage, Oakham, to her son Henry [at Croydon] thanking him for the papers which she receives daily. She was so happy to have a line from him after 9 months wait, although she wrote to him in February 1876 letting him know how ill she'd been. Aunt left her in March after a 9 month stay. Mrs. Read's letter to Henry was returned so they assumed that he had left [Croydon] Station. She begs him to let her know at all times where he is in case anything should happen to her. She asks if he has comfortable lodgings. Mrs. Read has a shirt belonging to Henry. She asks him not to part with it for his father's sake. The town is being drained and they were up to their knees in mud. She won a prize in the flower show. Mr Lovejoy, Mr Thornton and his son Walter are dead. She is pleased that Henry is enjoying good health but sorry his temper is bad. He does not take after his father nor her but possibly after his aunt as she is rather crabby. Mrs. Marshall head at Coney Hatch [Herts] told her that half of the inmates in the institution first started off with bad temper. She questions why his hair is falling off. She complains about her health and ends by asking him to write soon.

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