Letter to [Frederick William Chesson?]

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  The Railways & Metropolitan Omnibus Company Limited,

                          18, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.
                          London, August 25th 1881   


          I have to acknowledge the receipt of your
"postal" for which accept my thanks.

                            I am at present employed tempor-
at the above address, as messenger, and
my salary is so small that it does not admit
of my buying anything whatever for myself,
12p a week is not enough with which to buy food.
so if you will try & obtain what I asked by
Saturday, I think I shall be all right as there
is a meeting of the Directors to day and I
expect my case will be heard.

I have acquainted my family of the kindness
I have received at your hands.

Trusting to hear from you and that your family
& self are well.                                       I am

P.S. Please address me at 12 Blue Cross St.        Yr. obt. servant
                                                Haymarket S.W.                WI Craft.

Item Details

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

Date(s): 25 August 1881

Place(s) of creation: The Railways & Metropolitan Omnibus Company Limited, 18, Queen Victoria Street, E.C. London

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

Object description: Beige one-page/one-sheet letter; printed letterhead; author's hand in brown ink.

Repository: Bodleian Library (Oxford, United Kingdom)

Shelfmark / Identifier: MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18, C129/129

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?]” (25 August 1881). Hope McCaffrey, Lucy McCann, Adrian S. Wisnicki, eds. One More Voice, new dawn edition, 2021, https://onemorevoice.org/html/transcriptions/liv_020092_TEI.html.

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