Letter to Elizabeth Pease Nichol
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Railways & Metropolitan Omnibus Company Limited.
16, Devonshire Chambers
Bishopsgate Street Without,
London, E.C. May 3rd 1882
Mrs. E.P. Nichols,
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,
P.S. W.I. Craft.
I feel confident you will reconsider
last "ultimatum" Hoping to hear from you soon.
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
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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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