Document ReferenceMe 4 C 5/23
TitleLetter from [Auntie?] at Halifax, [Yorkshire], to Mrs [Margaret] Mellish [with envelope enclosing leaves]; n.d. [post 1848]
Date1848 post
Extent3 items
Content DescriptionReports that she went to visit the 'grave of your little angel boy' when she was in 'the Island'; describes it as a pretty, peaceful spot and wild roses have grown around it [encloses some leaves]; thinks the lettering may need re-doing next year; hopes Aggie [Agnes Mellish, Margaret's daughter] is well; thinks a change would do Emily good; hopes to hear that May is over her troubles, and is pleased to hear good reports of Aimie[?]; is glad that Jamie[?] has decided on coming out by the bay of New York [?]; asks to be remembered to Captain Mellish [Margaret's husband, William Leigh Mellish]; Emily sends a kiss for Aggie.

Envelope labelled 'From Baby's Grave Prince Edward's Island [Canada]' - see Me 4 C 4/2 a letter commiserating William Leigh Mellish on the death of a son; dated by birth of Agnes.

Envelope contains leaves from grave.
Termchildren, death in infancy
burials, gravestones
bereavement, keepsake

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA78687Mellish; Margaret (1820-1901); Mrs; née Cunard, married William Leigh Mellish; daughter of Sir Samuel Cunard; rebuilt Hodsock Priory in 18741820-1901
PL13477/Prince Edward Island/North America
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