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These letters from 1876 from James Johnston show an insight into the lives of ordinary people, but in the vanished world of the British Raj.

1st March 1876

Roorkee 1st March 1876 My dear Mother, This leaves us all well and hoping it finds you the same. We are all busy packing ready for the start. I hope to leave Roorkee on the 11th and Bombay on the … Continue reading

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26th April 1876

Southampton 26th April 1876 My dear Mother, Here we are in England. We arrived in Portsmouth on Monday the 24th. As we came up to the key (sic) I was looking out for Jamie who had gone in Mail Steamer … Continue reading

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