Category Archives: 1862

These letters from 1862 from James Johnston show an insight into the lives of ordinary people, but in the vanished world of the British Raj.

18th Feb 1862 (To Mother)

My dear Mother, It is with pleasure I write you these few lines trusting they find you enjoying good health. I had a letter from Aunt Agnes a few days ago, she is quite well. I have written to her … Continue reading

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18th Feb 1862 (To Aunt)

To  Miss A Johnston Matron The Spinning House Cambridge England My dear Aunt I received your welcome letter and was glad to hear you were enjoying good health. I had no time to answer it before last Mail as at … Continue reading

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2nd April 1862

My dear Mother I received your letter today. You astonish me when you speak of letters and papers being sent to me. It is a good two months since I got your last letters and as for papers, none has … Continue reading

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18th May 1862

My dear Mother It is with pleasure I again sit down to write to you although I did not keep my word in writing last Mail; it was not laziness. I have been working night and day for sometime as … Continue reading

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