Letter to Frederick William Chesson

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Railways & Metropolitan Omnibus Company Limited.

          16, Devonshire Chambers
                    Bishopsgate Street Without,

                London, E.C. May 3rd 1882

F.W. Chesson Esq.
                  17 King Wm. St.
                                    Strand W.C.

Dear Sir,

                I called to see you
yesterday morning but learned
that you do not arrive until
12 O clock.   Will you be
Kind enough to grant me the
loan of £2 as it is now
[      ]very close upon a year since
I obtained that contribution from
you. If you will grant my
much needed request I
will promise faithfully not to
molest you again; at least for
the space of a year. Please
be good Enough to oblige me as
I can assure you I must
make up a bit £5 by Saturday
if possible or I may get into
trouble.   I will return it at
the Earliest possible moment.

  Trusting to hear from you

                  I am
                        Yr obt. servant
                                W.I. Craft.

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Item Details

Author(s) & contributor(s): William Ivens Craft

Date(s): 3 May 1882

Place(s) of creation: Railways & Metropolitan Omnibus Company Limited. 16, Devonshire Chambers Bishopsgate Street Without, London, E.C.

Form & transmission history: Manuscript letter in author’s hand.

Object description: Beige two-page/one-sheet letter; printed letterhead, two blank pages; author's hand in black ink.

Repository: Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Shelfmark / Identifier: MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18, C129/138

Digital edition & date: One More Voice, 2021

Critical editing & encoding: Hope McCaffrey, Lucy McCann, Adrian S. Wisnicki

Cite this digital edition (MLA): Craft, William Ivens. “Letter to Frederick William Chesson” (3 May 1882). Hope McCaffrey, Lucy McCann, Adrian S. Wisnicki, eds. One More Voice, new dawn edition, 2021, https://onemorevoice.org/html/transcriptions/liv_020085_TEI.html.

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