Category Archives: 1857

These letters from 1857 from James Johnston show an insight into the lives of ordinary people, but in the vanished world of the British Raj.

(date unsure) circa Sept 1857

Mutineers being hanged21stSept1857

Meerut, India My Dear Mother, I received your kind and welcome letter, and am truly happy to hear you are in the enjoyment of good health as, thank God, this leaves ourselves with our dear little boy, quite well. Of … Continue reading

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21st November 1857

Mutineers blown away from a gun21Nov1857

My Dear Mother I received your welcome and wished for letter today. I have been looking out every mail for one, and was wondering if it if it had been lost, for there a(re) strange times here at present although, … Continue reading

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