Photocopy of letter. Written from Galewood [Wooler, Northumberland]
The letter is devoted to prayer. How often had she pleaded that 'the Lord would restore to me and mine the years which the canker worm hath eaten' especially for her dear eldest son who suffered a serious brain injury [in Apr 1894] followed by the crushing sorrow in the sudden death of his wife [Apr 1901]. 'His dear face bears the mark of the 'canker worm'. Lately she has earnestly asked for the gift of 'assured prayer' and last week it was given to her to pray with assurance, so that her son laid low with a severe cold and fever was able to correct and return within four days a huge box of mathematical papers for the administrative class of the Civil Service.