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These letters from 1866 from James Johnston show an insight into the lives of ordinary people, but in the vanished world of the British Raj.

21st Jan 1866

My dear Mother A Happy New Year to you – it is some time since I got a letter from you, not since you sent me your likeness, I hope you are quite well and jolly. And I have not … Continue reading

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21st March 1866

My dear Mother I was in hopes of receiving a letter this mail but none has come. I sent you a cheque for 100/-Rs (£10)  couple of months ago, I trust you have received it all right. Since I heard … Continue reading

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30th May 1866

My dear Mother I received your letter by the last Mail and was so glad to hear you have received the draft all right,  that you were well, not hearing from you for so long. I could not make out … Continue reading

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