While sorting through my father’s archives, which go back to the early years of the last century and include some of my grandfather’s papers, I came across a very old letter written in spidery handwriting.
This is not it but is similar in style
It is dated June 28th 1892: but the really puzzling thing is, it is from somebody who has, as far as I know, absolutely no connection with my family.
I asked one of my cousins, who has done a lot of family history. He is equally puzzled but has got in touch with the family concerned. They are able to confirm a number of comments made in the letter, and are very excited to hear about its discovery.
I think I am now sufficiently satisfied that they are the ‘bona fide’ family and deserve to have this letter back |-| …
… but it doesn’t answer the question, WHY did Dad have it amongst his papers???? :??: