Letter to Elizabeth Pease Nichol

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                                        W. I. Craft.

Railways & Metropolitan Omnibus Company Limited.

          16, Devonshire Chambers
                    Bishopsgate Street Without,

                London, E.C. May 3rd 1882

  Mrs. E.P. Nichols,

                    Kind Friend,

                              I received yr.
kind note today for which
please accept my thanks.
I had not the slightest idea
of having stated that your
letter had created any ill-feeling
as I fully know that if it
had not been for your generosity
I might now have been languishing
in the Workhouse or some prison.
Dear Friend you cannot know
nor imagine that flow of gratitude
that fills my heart when I
think of your goodness, but if
you will only recall your statement
about the last assistance, I
will be eternally grateful. I am
almost on the "ragged edge of
despair" for "a season" but
will eventually get off. I
am going back to America in the
Autumn for sure. If you
accede to what I asked you
for £3 I shall be all right.
Please remember this is the
last time I shall ever annoy
you in this world. Long life &
good health. I am,

                            Yours Gratefully

P.S.                                   W.I. Craft.

I feel confident you will reconsider
      your last "ultimatum" Hoping to hear from you soon.

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; author's hand in black ink with archival note.

Repository: Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Shelfmark / Identifier: MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18, C156/139

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 Elizabeth Pease Nichol” (3 May 1882). Hope McCaffrey, Lucy McCann, Adrian S. Wisnicki, eds. One More Voice, new dawn edition, 2021, https://onemorevoice.org/html/transcriptions/liv_020091_TEI.html.

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