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These letters from 1864 from James Johnston show an insight into the lives of ordinary people, but in the vanished world of the British Raj.

19th Nov 1864

My dear Mother With pleasure I sit down to write you these few lines trusting they will find you quite well and in good health. E’er this, you have received my letter of last Mail and as I mentioned in … Continue reading

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5th Dec 1864

My dear Mother No doubt you are surprised at hearing from me. I have often thought of doing so, but I felt backward, however I trust you will excuse me in so doing. James wrote to you last mail and … Continue reading

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20th Dec 1864

My dear Mother I trust this finds you as it leaves me in the enjoyment of good health. I was at the Post Office yesterday morning when the English Mail came, but no letters for J.J. however I expect one … Continue reading

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