In correspondence from James Murray Silver, he refers to a letter that mentions the Harvieston Silvers:There is an interesting referance in a letter written by Geo. Robertson (b. 1894, a grandson of my aunt Isabella Robertson nee Silver), to our common cousin, James Silver (b. 1890) of Atlanta,  as follows:

"There were other Silver cousins. They were Alex, John, and James and Isabel.  These were successful farmers of Haverston (Harvieston) just south of Stonehaven.  When Alex died, John came to visit my mother on departure to Australia, probably with his nephew Alex.  (nothing more ever heard of them).  James was a joiner and went to Australia as also did the third son, James, of Alex (above) who, just about 1919 followed his uncle Jim out to Australia.  I hope this is clear.  Isa Silver above, you see, had the same name exactly as my mother.  She remained single a long time but lately married an old forrester named Duncan of Banchory.
Now Alex and John after doing well dropped back by, having too successful a time, did, I think, become too fond of a dram.  I remember at our grandpa's funeral they arrived at Sunnyside in a coach and horses.   And believe me, few farmers at that time (about 1902) posessed such luxeries.  I then was 7 or 8 yrs. and had walked 5 miles to Sunnyside.  And then walked to the church yard (two miles)-- got so tired walking behind the cortage  that I sat down at the side of the road in a ditch --  in fact, went on strike.  The Silver coach or carriage drew up beside me and took me aboard.  This was my first experience of traveling in state!
Some of the Silvers 'were nae sma drink' you can see."

Alex to James Silver 1892

Letter from Alexander Silver (1858-1907) to his brother James (1863-1949)Alex and James both the sons of Alex Silver (1809-1882) and Isobel Falconer…

Bella to Bella Silver 1930

This letter from Bella Duncan, James Silver’s sister, written in 1930 to her niece Margaret Isobel Silver (also known as Bella) who married John…

Cyril Coker to Charles Dobbs 1942

77384 A.C.I. COKER C.C. Flight 581 Electricians Course No 3. S.T.T. R.A.A.FULTIMO SYDNEY Tuesday 24/11/42Dear Aunty & Uncle,I promise mother, quite…

Elizabeth Dobbs to Alex 1952

24/3/52 Kabra 2.G.RDear Alex,Received your welcome letter on Saturday & pleased to hear you were all well. We are well here, it has been quite a…

Elizabeth Todd to Eva Silver 1939

(This is a transcript of a letter written by Elizabeth Todd from Chicago in 1939 in response to one from Eva Silver telling Elizabeth of her sister’s…

Grace Todd to Bella Silver 1946

Letter from Grace Todd (married name Forsyth) written in 1946 Broughton, Ernespie Road, Castle DouglasMy Dear Bella,I am afraid I am very bad with…

Ina Silver dairy

Diary of Ina Silver (daughter of James & Ann Silver) on her trip to Scotland in 1914, with her widowed mother Ann Findlay Silver & brother Ronald…

Isobel to James Silver 1918

Isobel Duncan (1860-1934) daughter of Alex Silver and Isobel FalconerIn 1930, Isobel, whose married name was Duncan, lived at 24 Queens Road,…

James Silver letters

From James Silver (1863-1949) to his daughter Bella Dobbs (1893-1968) Burnside Whitmore St Taringa SW1 27/9/39 My Dear Bell and all, How are you all…

James to Bella 1939

Burnside Whitmore St Taringa SW1 27/9/39 (Written the month after Janet died)My Dear Bell and all,How are you all getting on, I hope you are all in…

James to Bella 1949

12/3/1949Dear 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…

James to Bella Silver 1947

19 White St, Toowoomba, 13/2/47Dear Bella and all,How are you all in this time of this great rain? I have been watching the rain fall but so far I…

Joan Todd to Bella Silver 1945

(This was probably of the last letters Aunty Dan wrote, because by the following year her sister Gracie wrote to say she was in care and unable to…

Joan Todd to James Silver 1939

This letter was written in September 1939 from the Todd household at 88 Cotton Street, Castle Douglas, Scotland. It is addressed to James Silver from…

Joan Todd to James Silver 1943

88 Cotton St, Castle Douglas, 22/6/1943 My Dear Brother, I got your dear letter a fortnight ago so now I must try and give you a wee letter. Hope…

Maggie Todd to Bella 1944

This is a letter from Margaret Todd then aged 85 and living in South Africa. August 8, 1944, Gruisrand, c/- De La Ray Venter?, Colesberg, South…

Margaret Todd to Bella Silver C1900

Transcript of postcard from Margaret Todd (nee Spiers) in Castle Douglas, Dumfries, Scotland probably early 1900s. Grandma Todd died in 1919 aged 87.…

Nancy Paterson to Bella 1946

(The author of this letter, Nancy Paterson, was the daughter of the family that owned the house in which the Todds lived in Castle Douglas, Scotland.…

Norah Anderson 1965

This was a Christmas letter written by Norah Anderson in which she mentions family members including grandchildren. HI! MERRY CHRISTMAS 1965Another…

Norah Anderson to Bella Silver 1955

Christmas 1955Dear Bella, How are you? Here it is Xmas again and I don't believe I've written you all year. I'm trying to write on a portable…

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…