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Hannah Kay [mother]. Letter to James Phillips Kay (College Post Office, Edinburgh [Scotland]).

Dated at: Meadowcroft [Rochdale, Lancashire].

She talks of the continuing commercial depression, and the numbers of companies failing, including his father's agent Lawson of London. Papa journeyed to London to visit them and happily they made good any deficit. She lists the men who have lost everything or are in serious trouble and says that [Tom] Wright has cut his throat, but not fatally. She calls his attention to the forthcoming election of Medical Officers at the new dispensary on Oxford Road [Manchester, Lancashire]. She says there is no news from Bobby [Robert Kay jnr].

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