LETTER: Henry John Owens, Thurlow Lodge, Clapham to his uncle thanking him for his letter. The people have moved in to his house and he likes them very much. They have 2 girls and 3 boys and 2 babies and an African Black working as a page. He is getting on very well at school and is top of the class. His mother has made new trousers for him which he likes. The hail came down after his mother had cleaned the hearth and made a mess. He ends with a little poem.
LETTER: 12 November 1861 O.S.H. Owen to his brother [John]. He hopes his brother will be in London before long. Sarah joins him in sending their best united love. He is pleased with Captain's last letter concerning the £50 which is safely lodged in the Bank of England. The promissory note shows that he is indebted to Captain for that amount. He mentions the stormy weather and pleased that Captain was safely in port during the storms.