Please see item level descriptions for more detailed information about the contents of this series, including a synopsis of each letter. The bundle includes a note written by F J M at Whixley, Nov 1882.
‘These are preserved as a memoir of my godmother of whom I knew too little though enough to assure one that she now rests among the Blessed Dead. The eldest of 3 daughters deprived at about 14 of her widowed mother, she always leaned with much affection on her eldest brother Joseph. Yet she did not lean unduly: of natural ability she had no small share, and this with purity of mind and patience, displayed in her letters, prove her worthy of her Mother and of the useful position of a maiden Aunt. She was buried, 2 Feb 1861 in Rosebank Cemetery Leith.’