Category Archives: 1875

These letters from 1875 from James Johnston show an insight into the lives of ordinary people, but in the vanished world of the British Raj.

12th April 1875

Roorkee 12th April 1875 My dear Mother I received your letter this morning and am sorry to hear you are not keeping well. I was going to write you by this mail, for I have been wondering why I have … Continue reading

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26th September 1875

Roorkee 26th September 1875 My dear Mother, I have been looking out for a letter from you for a long time, but no signs of one-the mail was in yesterday but nothing for me. I hope you are all right … Continue reading

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1st December 1875

Roorkee 1st December 1875 My dear Mother, I received your letter of the 26th Oct two days ago and we were all glad to hear you were keeping well and strong. You have quite mistaken me about the tea, I … Continue reading

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22nd December 1875‏

Roorkee 22/12/75 My dear Mother, I hope this finds you as I am happy to say it leaves all here, in the enjoyment of good health. I sent to you by last mail parts of an Indian newspaper giving all … Continue reading

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