12/3/1949

Dear Alex, yourself and all the family,

I am very anxious to know how you are all getting through this terrible time. I see by the papers that you are having bad times round Rocky. I hope you have got over the worst now with the floods and the country around your way that has got a good soaking around your way. Some of the places along the coast had a bad time of it but it is nice to think that all the central west have got their share. We have not had much only about 4 inches; nice rain, very little wind; it all fell on the coast; they had a very rough time on the south coast even worse than up here. I hope you had your house fixed up and had not to be out in it. It would be no joke and I intended to write you but, Bella, must have got a few letters from Eva and I thought you must have got one of them only the weather conditions had stopped your. Only a wire would find us but I expect one will be along soon if not I will be up to see what is doing. I would like to come up. How is the builder getting on, he ought to be making good money. When do you think you will be able to give me a camp?, it would be nice if I could come up with the girls when they come back from their holidays. I suppose they are always on the mind. I am not troubling myself about the marriage, (Rob and Heather) I don’t think I will be there. I am feeling a lot better lately although I am a bit off but a lot better. I don’t do any work nor got out much but I am not too bad. The tobacco is not finished yet, I will see how it goes by then. How is the boss keeping, I hope the cream cheques will be all right now. Oh, well, I hope you are all well and everything in order and I hope to have a look at you all some off these days (be sure and write soon or wire how you are)

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James Silver letters

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Overview of letters

Various letters have come into my possession mainly from my grandmother Isabella Dobbs (nee Silver). Some were written to her father, others came…