in chronological order
Evelyn Bleakley 1908
Basque Girls, Bray Court Home
Cecilia - Edurme - Mirevy - ? - ? Dolores - Agustina
1a & b
1a & b) 20th October 1903 Postmark Ilkley to Nurse Rowntree, The Retreat,
York - Will you kindly send me my hockey skirt & knicks, also my stick, by
next Sat. I am going to play then I hope. The stick I suppose will be
alright with a label tied on. Hope it won't be much bother. ? The things are
in the bottom drawer, you might also send the black fur ? x This is our
favourite walk, the Keighley Road over the moors. There is a fine view from
the top ?
2) 27th November 1903 Postmark Salisbur? to Miss E. Bleakley c/o Miss Walsh,
Main Street, Newtownstewart, Co. Tyrone, Ireland - How is the Horsy? Did you
read my last letter or was it mislaid? When will you get your holidays!
3) 23rd December 1903 Postmark Sheffield to Miss Rowntree c/o 48 High
Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester - With best wishes for a Happy New
Year from Papa Many thanks for yours
2a & b
5a & b 6
1) 7th June 1904 Postmark Ilfrac(ombe) to Miss Broadhead, Craiglea,
Headingley, Leeds - Lil & I are now having tea in a cafe in Ilfracombe. W.
2a & b)23rd June 1904 Postmark Scarborough to Miss Rowntree, The Retreat,
York - Did you remember the parcel in my room for N. Davis. With love P. W.
3) 7th July 1904 Postmark Plymouth to Mrs. N. M. Broadhead, Craiglea,
Headingley, Leeds - You must come & stay in this part of the country, its
real beautiful. W. R.
4) 18th July 1904 Postmark Paignton to Nurse Rowntree, The Retreat, York - 8
Salisbury Terrace, Paignton, S. Devon. ? is beyond extreme left, 10 min.
from sea. The distance is the only drawback. House very comfortable. Have
hired? a ? rent/tent?, which will be
left well used if this
lovely weather continues. We had a very comfortable journey all to ourselves
& no charge? will write letter. Mother
5a & b) 22nd August 1904 Postmark Cheddar to Nurse Blakeley, Kent? House,
Kent House Road, New Beckenham?, Kent - (hard to read)
6) 24th August 1904 Postmark Ardrossan to Miss A. Bleakley, c/o Mr. J.
Bleakley, High Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland - What Cheer Old Girl.
Who's over the style now? L. & G. still making mud pies? I'm over here for a
change of air, it was getting too hot at the other side. I'll murder Edith
when I get home. When is Mrs. B. coming to W.prut?
1a & b
1a & b) 25th August 1904 Postmark Usk? to Nurse Rowntree, The Retreat -
Father is away for the day, so I'm having a little rest & change. Cycled
over here 11m., been contemplating these ruins for last two hrs. So nice &
quiet & sunny. Thinking of mounting again directly. Am all on my own for
good now. Miriam has gone to Southampton. Going to have cold dinners for
next few days whilst I get the house in order after M's mighty packing up.
Richard III was born here. This is only one bit of the ruins. Love to you &
write soon. Yours E. N. D. When is your holiday? Aug 25th 04
2) 27th August 1904 Postmark Edinburgh to Nurse Rowntree, The Retreat, York
- Our address is c/o Mrs. Russell, 14 Brougham Place, Edinburgh (not 10) We
got here safely & are having a good time. Will write tomorrow. I can't
realize I have left York at all. It seems so funny to be catering for
oneself & we have already planned impossible things to do in the time. ?
3) 3rd September 1904 Postmark Edinburgh to Nurse Rowntree, The Retreat,
York - 2.IX.04 Cycled here yesterday, & saw Scott's home, even his study.
Had a lovely ride, also to Melrose Abbey, distance about 7 miles. We leave
here to-morrow for Helenburgh, but will call here for letters next
Wednesday. I hope to see you for a few mins next Thursday, but it's
doubtful! c/o Mrs. Russell, 14 Bingham? Place, Edinburgh
4) 7th September 1904 Postmark Callander to Miss Rowntree, The Retreat, York
- Eagle Hotel, Callander. Wed. Just starting for Edinburgh. Had a good time
here. As early as you can at N.E.R. Hotel tomorrow morn. (Thursday) Love ?
5) 1st December 1904 Postmark Nottingham to Miss Rowntree, The Retreat, York
- Mechanics Hall, Nottingham 1.XII.04 7.30 p.m. Have just managed to get
seats for the Nott. Harmonic ? concert. I went up to the Infirmary this
afternoon but Nurse F. was off duty & had gone out so I didn't see her, but
perhaps I shall see her tomorrow. Have just teaed at the Cafe. Will write
3a & b
6a & b
1) 23rd January 1905 Postmark York to Nurse Rowntree, c/o Mr. Wilkinson,
Woodbourne, North Hill Road, Headingley, Leeds - We have been back a week,
or shall have been tomorrow & it has gone quite quickly for the first week.
We are having our exhibition of out of school work tonight as we could not
have it last term. I shall be glad when you come back again, Millie has
asked Mickie Clark & me to tea on Sunday. Love from Helen
2) 13th February 1905 Postmark Manchester to Miss Rowntree, c/o Mr.
Wilkinson, Woodbourne, North Hill Road, Headingley, Leeds - I hope you have
not had this P.P.C. before. We have been favoured with the usual Manchester
weather, rain, rain, rain all day! Have done a good deal of fancy work in
consequence! which is for me Sale of Work for the Guest House at Scalby?
next month. Love Kath
3a & b) 9th March 1905 York? to Nurse Rowntree, c/o Mrs. Wilkinson,
Woodbourne, North Hill Road, Headingley, Leeds - from Helen M. Rowntree
4) 1st April 1905 Postmarks Bath & York to Nurse Rowntree,
Retreat, Throxemby Hall, York, Scarborough -
Beniodide Tab. Percbluside? 1.IV.05 Bath. Met M. at Bath & gave her your
message, which she returns with enthusiasm. We hope you got to your journeys
end safely. Love to M. & yourself, from us both. ?
5) 8th April 1905 Postmark Salisbury to Miss Rowntree, Throxenby Hall,
Scarboro' - Salisbury 8.IV.05 Lou & I touring down here, probably going on
to Isle of Wight. We have just got here ba? life. Bristol on Friday
afternoon. We expect to get back Wed. Lou sends love & M. too. I hope you
are enjoying yourself. ? ?
6a & b) 8th April 1905 Postmark Saffron Walden to Nurse Rowntree, Throxenby
House, Scarboro' - Trinity College, New Court, Cambridge. In B's study at
Saffron Walden. Did you know I was to be there for the week-end? ? a fine
time you had in London to be sure! And now we much want to see you at home.
7) 10th April 1905 Postmark Newport, Isle of Wight to Miss Rowntree, Throxemby Hall, Scarboro' - had a good day yesterday, cycled thru Ryde,
Sandown, Shanklin & Venture. Have just been to the Castle but it has been
raining all day, so we have to take the train. Love from all ? L.
8a & b
1) 11th April 1905 Postmark Southampton to Mrs. Davis, c/o H. J. Manning
Esq., Laverstock, Salisbury - I thought you would like this little cars so
am sending it with my kind love. I hope you are better dear, was so sorry to
hear of your illness. ???
2) 14th April 1905 Postmarks Preston & Whittingham to Miss E. Bleakley,
Laverstock House, Salisbury - Dear E. I hope you are quite well. Love from
3) 22nd April 1905 Postmark Portsmouth to Miss Bleakley, Laverstock House,
Salisbury - All good wishes for Easter am very happy & getting on well, will
try & write soon when I can & to Miss Wilson. K. M. W.
4) 22nd April 1905 Postmark York to Miss Rowntree, Throxemby Hall, Scarboro'
- A very happy Easter. It was very nice seeing you on Thursday. Hope we will
have you here for a week before you go. Very selfish I know. love you C. N.?
5) 19th June 1905 Postmark St. Annes? to Miss Bleakley, Haverstock House,
Salisbury, Wilts - Your kind letter arrived safely for which I return many
thanks. It was pleasant to hear that B. was the proper size. Look through
the light & you will see my room marked on this picture postal. We are sorry
you are not nearer St. Annes. Lovingly yours K. Finlay
6) 4th July 1905 Postmark Pooley Bridge to Miss E. Towntree, 50 Southgrove
Road, Sheffield - Note to hand yesterday for which thanks, am over here for
the day, cycling with a friend. It is Carlisle Races consequently a holiday
for us. The lake looks a1. ?
7) 5th July 1905 Postmark London to Miss E. Rowntree, 50 Southgrove Road,
Sheffield - 3.VII.05 I forget if I sent you this P.C. It is a men's ward & I
think that is Sister Luke talking at the far end. The slab (under clock) has
to be ? & the 2 sets of brasses to be polished every day! ?? I will write
8a & b) 12th July 1905 Postmark Carlisle to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage, Cloughton, N. Scarboro' - 8.45pm Carlisle 12.VII.05 Am awfully busy this
week but will find time tonight. You musn't "drop" on me. Hope this will
reach you by 1st post. It is awfully close & last here I am. Just cooling
down after a dip. H. L.
8a & b
1) 19th July 1905 Postmark Littlehampton to Nurse Bleakley, Laverstock
House, Salisbury, Wilts. - Dr. Nurse, Here is a tiny view of S'hampton &
quite a nice change for me. My holiday has not been a success. Better than I
expected under the circumstances. With love M. W. or N.
2) 21st July 1905 Postmark Carlisle to Miss W. Rowntree, 50 Southgrove Road,
Sheffield - Will you please let me have Marion's address. She sent me a
p.p.c. without the address on so I do not know it. In one of your improper
letters to Hubert you can tell me that youth imagines the ladies like him,
he is more cocky than ever since he was at Leeds. Love from B. Lisbetter?
3) 21st July 1905 Postmarks Cloughton & Glyn Garth? to Miss Rowntree, The
Vicarage, Cloughton, Nr. Scarborough, England - Weathers perfect. Wish you
were here, some fine views. Phoebe
4) 24th July 1905 Postmark London to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage, Cloughton,
? Scarboro' - Sunday. Thanks so much for the sweet roses, they do smell nice
& make my horsebox? quite nice. I am just going to Church at the Inner
Temple, it is nearly 3 o'clock & I only get off in the afternoon. The ward
was in one those windows I have marked! Remember me to Miss W. if you can &
love to Miss G. ? ? love from L. J.? Will send the tennis times soon
5) 28th July 1905 Postmark Birmingham to Miss E. Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Nr. Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland - Dear E. I have been expecting a letter
from you. Are you quite well? We are crossing over tonight to Portadown.
Hope the weather is nice over in Ireland. Best Love from Maggie
6) 12th August 1905 Postmark Penrith to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage, Cloughton, W. Scarbro' - Many thanks for letter. I will write in a few days.
We had a lovely day yesterday & took our dinner miles away to stream where
we thawed all the afternoon. I had glowing accounts of their doings from my
folks. Do come just whenever you can, every week-end will be the same to us.
Etta cannot come at all. Maggie is coming for a few days. Love from Bab
7) 12th August 1905 Postmark Ashover to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage,
Cloughton, Nr. Scarborough - We have had a jolly day at Haddon: though there
were several very sharp showers. Ted left us this mng. (Friday) We got a
bath chair for Mother & took her on to the moors the other day. Love from
8a & b) 15th August 1905 Postmark Lausanne to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage, Cloughton, N. Scarboro', England - Still writing long letter coming some
time this week. Don't write before Sunday. Spending week-end here, leave for
Paris tomorrow night. Hubert
6a & b
8a & b
1) 18th August 1905 Postmark .....wich to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, Laverstock
House, Salisbury - Received your letter to-day but expected one much sooner.
I am very glad indeed your sister passed her exam. So successfully. I know
the school will my sister used to go to it. Madge McKell is over here now,
she came a week to-day, she is working under me. Isn't it nice for her?
Write me soon, heaps of love from your loving friend, Madge Fyffs
2) 2nd September 1905 Postmark Keswick to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage,
Cloughton, Nr. Scarboro' - Keswick 2.1X.05 Over here for the ˝ day with
Pater, Aunt & Cousins. Fine at 1st, very wet later. Will write full
particulars next week c? amore H. L.
3) 2nd September 1905 Postmark Keswick to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage,
Cloughton, Nr. Scarboro' - Keswick 2.IX.05 What do you think of this?, was
over here 5 years ago with Mabel Malone (nee Fry) & Bat? Many thanks for
letter. Con Amore H. L.
4) 9th September 1905 Postmark Haverfordwest to Miss Rowntree, The Vicarage,
Cloughton, R.S.O., Yorks - This beautiful old church which has been
undergoing restoration the past 18 months was opened Thursday last. The
services were most lovely, in the afternoon there was an organ recital. Miss
Hatie? Thomas A.R.A.M. & other distinguished musicians gave vocal solos, The
organist is a doctor of music, my dear, come to Wales for singing & music!
Hope you are alright alas! My good time is so quickly drawing to a close. It
is a comfort to think I shall have you, love M. Gibbs?
5) 2nd October 1905 Postmark Old Swan, Liverpool to Miss E. Bleakley,
Laverstock House, Laverstock Road, Salisbury - I am staying in Liverpool at
present. Wish you would come up here. J. M. W.?
6a & b) 12th October 1905 Postmark Wakes, Colne to Miss Wynnie Rowntree, 50
Southgrove Road, Sheffield - This is Wakes Church dated about 12th century.
Glad to hear you have passed. I conclude you join on in November/ Rosa. G.
sends parcel on to you today
7) 13th October 1905 Postmark Carlisle to Miss Wyn Rowntree, 50 Southgrove
Road, Sheffield - 13 X '05 Your letters to hand to-day. You may reasonably
expect to hear from me on Sunday at length - you evidently need some strong
paternal advice. Yours H. L.
8a & b) 30th December 1905 Postmark Westbourne, Bournemouth to Mrs. Bright
c/o Dr. Manning, Laverstock, Salisbury - Many thanks for pretty card, so
kind of you to send it. This is a view close to us, my house being about 5
minutes from the lamp post. The path you see leads down to the beach. Do you
remember the walk we took in that ? at the top of the cliffs. G. F. G.
Wishing you a peaceful New Year G. F. G.
1) 5th January 1906 Postmark Carlisle to Miss Wyn Rowntree, 50 Southgrove
Road, Sheffield - Thanks for note. I expect tomorrow afternoon will be
allright for posting. Do you remember this place? I have been searching the
town for a photo of Lanercost? this the arched gateway. ?
2) 8th January 1906 Postmark Portadown to Miss Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan - Dear M. Just a line to say I shall expect to see you tomorrow
(Wednesday) evening. I saw A...e last night but I couldn't get no sense out
of her at all. Between us both I think she is non compis mentis. > > > > at
6p.m. sharp. S. A.?
3) 8th January 1906 Postmark Wigton to Miss Wyn Rowntree, 50 Southgrove
Road, Sheffield - 8.1.06 I don't exactly know where this place is but it
looks rather nice n'est-ce-pas? Hope you got my letter in good time today &
weren't very mad with me at its non-appearance by the first post. Con Amore
H. L. R.S.V.P.
4) 26th January 1906 Postmark Croydon to Miss Bleakley, Lavestock House,
Salisbury - 26.1.06 Croydon. I should have thought that you would have
written before this, I hope you are quite well. S.
5) 16th April 1906 Postmark Birkenhead to Miss Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan, Ireland - Am having a good time. Will write soon. Like this Country
6) 2nd June 1906 Postmark Bamford, Sheffield to Nurse Rowntree, St.
Bartholomews, London E.C. - Martha. I have just arrived by coach, the
cyclists also, lovely day. Love Helen
7) 1st June 1906 Postmark East Dulwich to Miss E. V. Bleakley, Laverstock
House, Salisbury - Intended to write you during my holidays but had
forgotten your address. I had a lovely time amongst the Yorkshire hills.
Write soon, Love from M. F.?
8) 4th June 1906 Postmark Edinburgh to Nurse Rowntree, St. Bartholomew's
Hospital, London - This isn't a very grand view of the Monument but it isn't
really very grand itself, we've been to the R.S.A. & all over the Castle as
well. How is the work going down, hope you are feeling all right. Am
expecting a letter before long. Nothing more except respects now. Your ? H.
9) 4th June 1906 Postmark Edinburgh to Nurse Rowntree, St. Bartholomews
Hospital, London - 3.45pm Edinburgh 4.VI.06 Just going to have tea so have a
bit of an interval. Splendid day & had a good time. Holyrood closed much to
V's disappointment & rather to my relief. I've been there several times & am
rather tired thereof. Were in Jno. Knoxs house & found it interesting
(continued) Martha (probably one above)
3a & b
1) 23rd June 1906 Postmark Liverpool to Miss Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan, Ireland - Hope you are all quite well. I have had a ? of liver, over
dose of cherries & strawberries. Am settled in my house now & a lively time
I had getting things straight. Its wonderful how many things you require
when you get into a house. Awfully strange in Bleary. I hope Mr. & Mrs. B.
are in good health. Any word of the Clare people. Have you seen Mrs.
Forsythe lately. Please remember me to her when you do. Lovely weather here.
Some lovely hats & frocks to be seen. How are Evelyn & Edith. Kind regards
to ? & yourself. G.? B. 74 Moses Street, Toxteth
2) 30th June 1906 Postmark Carlisle to Nurse Rowntree, St. Bartholomew's
Hospital, London E. C. - Martha. Father has sent H. a p.p.c. so I am sending
you one. You will have seen him before you get this. We have had a lovely
time & a nice day at Grasmere. Love from Bab
3a & b) 9th July 1906 Postmark East Dulwich to Miss E. V. Bleakley,
Laverstock House, Salisbury - Shall meet you tomorrow at Waterloo Street. If
not there punctually wait for me. Madge. Very old (can't make out the
writing, it really is just a scribble, I think it says something about being
haunted by someone murdered in one of the rooms)
4) 19th July 1906 Postmark Newtownstewart to Miss Edith Bleakeley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Co. Armagh - I was glad to hear from Miss Mathews that you
passed the Easter Examination so successfully, I hope you have enjoyed your
holidays. Yours etc. W. S.
5) 21st July 1906 Postmark Worksop to Nurse Rowntree, St. Bartholomew's
Hospital, London - Abenuy? Here I am with Helen, at the Restaurant in
Worksop where we have had tea in the Garden, about 80 of us, after driving
the round of the "Dukeries" comprising the beautifully wooded Estates of
Humber?, Moresby & Wellbeck. We are now just setting off for the Station
(7.30) on our return home, after a most delightful day. The workmen's annual
6) 4th August 1906 Postmark Manor Park S.O. to Miss N. Rowntree, St.
Bartholomew's Hospital, E. C. - Thanks for your note, we shall be equally
pleased for you to name a time that suits you & shall look for a card in a
few weeks at any rate. Suppose you cannot join the Earls Colne? party on the
11th. yours truly M. L.?
7) 29th August 1906 Postmark Hammersmith? to Nurse Rowntree, St. Bartholomews Hospital, E. C. - Hammersmith ? Meet me at 0 a.m. at 9 P.O.
tube tomorrow & we will have a bus ride as far as Young's Corner. Yours H.
L. I will wait till 9.30 or so for you.
8) 30th August 1906 Postmark Bournemouth to Miss Bleakley, Dr. Manning, Lavestock House, Salisbury, Wilts. - This is to show you I have not
forgotten you & is the most comprehensive view of Bournemouth I can find. We
are in a very pretty part on a hill, you can just see the trees over hanging
the road on the on the extreme left of the picture, nearly opposite the
Mormon & Wesleyan Chapels. Yours as ever. A. H. Such a lovely morning. 4
Richmond Hill, Bournemouth
9) 26th October 1906 Postmark Stockwell to Miss Fielder, The Shambley?,
Brentwood, Essex - Have had my blue frock made, it looks very nice indeed.
Hope we shall be seeing you both soon. Are you coming to pay Wendy? call?
Where does she hire? Love to all. Edith
1) 2nd April 1907 Postmark Old Swan, Liverpool to Miss Bleakley, Laverstock
House, Salisbury - If you are going to Ireland this summer you should be
there for the Q.C.B. Bazaar which begins on 28th May.
2) 23rd April 1907 Postmark Pontypool to Miss E. Bleakley, Laverstock House,
Salisbury - 22/4/07 Pontypool House, England. I find I had neglected to post
the last card. Hope you got letter all right. I live about 30 yards from
this building. ?
3) 25th April 1907 Postmark Pontypool to Miss E. Bleakley, Laverstock House,
Salisbury - 24/4/07 Sam leaves home for ? Croydon next Friday. Did not know
of the death till your letter arrived. Shall send ? ? next week. R.
4) 4th May 1907 Postmark Pontypool to Miss Bleakley, Laverstock House,
Salisbury - 3/5/07 Had letter from John today. He complains very much of the
? winter weather. ?
5) 10th May 1907 Postmark .....pool to Miss Bleakley, Laverstock House,
Salisbury - Thursday 9/5/07 Hope you are well & enjoying this beautiful
winter weather. R.
6) 15th May 1907 Postmark Pontypool to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, Taverstock ?,
Salisbury - 15/5/07 Your postcard received. It has been very hot here also
during the last few days. Hope it may keep fine for Whit Sunday? Rob
7) 8th June 1907 Postmark Pontypool to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, Laverstock
House, Salisbury - I walked to this place on the day after Whit Monday?
Yesterday I was at ? ? when I was in very distinguished company - that of
Prince of Wales.
8) 22nd June 1907 Postmark Brentwood to Miss Fielder, 10 Chantry? Road,
Bristol, S. W. - Sat. morn. Letter received, will see about Codes? ? 2 c??
arrived together, have now ? ? ? with Robert. Glad you had nice time with ?
Ada drove me home yesterday. I saw Olive & Norman in ? with her coming
up from ? Am ? ? ? ? ? will write soon, ? ? ? B7
1) 11th July 1907 Postmark London, S.W. to Miss Fielder, c/o Mrs. Kelsey, 10
Chandry Road, Brixton, S.W. - Best wishes for a happy birthday from Mrs. ?
2) 25th July 1907 Postmark Lurgan to Miss Edith Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan - Am enjoying myself more than ever I did before. Go riding or
walking every day and ??????? I shall be going home soon. G. W.
3) 28th August 1907 Postmark Hastings to Nurse Bleakley, Roslyn, 37 Lower
Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea - 48 Emmanuel Road, West Hill, Hastings. Dear
Nurse, Just a line to let you know we are in Hastings, could you meet me one
day, we are leaving again on Monday, arrange when I shall meet you & the
time, hope you are well please excuse pencil. Yours Sarah Roffe?
4) 14th September 1907 Postmark Hawkhurst to Miss Bleakley, Roslyn, 37 Lower
Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - Will you please keep the fortnights in
A.P.s for me until I return & collect the nasturtium seeds if ripe & put
them in a box Verrall? can give you one. yours sincerely M. ? Jackson
5) 18th September 1907 Postmark Pontypool to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, Roselyn,
37 Tower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - 17/9/07 Pontypool. Am going to
Ireland tomorrow for a month. My address in Belfast will be 11 Eglinton
Street, Belfast. Hope all is well with you. Robert
6) 4th October 1907 Postmark Montreal to Miss E. Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan, Ireland - Dear E., We are both very well & at present we are in
situations, I am writing a long letter to Mother & will tell her all the
news. I cannot give you a settled address at present but will let you know
in my letter. How are you getting along, do you still go to the college, it
seems a year since we left home, but this town does not seem strange to us,
indeed I would much prefer to see some ? & ?, the weather is much like
Ireland, rain occasionally, has Fred got the corn cut & will the potatoes be
good, did Albert get married & did ? Holywood call a "?" M.
7) 4th October 1907 Postmark Bexhill-on-Sea to Nurse Bleakley, Roslyn, 37
Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea - Just to let you know I arrived at Little
Common this afternoon & I feel like ??? ?? self ?? much & feeling alright
??? ??? come on, I hope you are all that you should be. L. H.
8) 7th October 1907 Postmark Bexhill-on-Sea to Nurse Bleakley, Roslyn, Lower
Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea - Thanks so much for P.C. forwarded to me, I am
delighted with them, What a day we had yesterday, I am much better, getting
quite myself, enjoying the Country & a lazy life for a little time. L. H?
1) 19th October 1907 Postmark Bexhill-on-Sea to Nurse Bleakley, 37 Lower Sea
Road, Local? - Just came across this Castle this A M M my Truly L. H.
2) 23rd December 1907 Postmark East Dulwich to Nurse Blakeley, Roslyn, 37
Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - I was sorry to hear you lost your
train, also that you felt ill in the underground train. I hope you will have
a very happy Xmas & a bright & prosperous New Year. I have not heard if ? ?
has gone to home yet, have you? Yours sincerely L. Boyers?
3) 23rd December 1907 Postmark Bideford to Miss M. Jackson, Roslyn, 37 Lower
Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea - Love & best wishes for Xmas & the New Year. from
4) 31st December 1907 Postmark Belfast to Miss Morison, Tullylish Manse,
Banbridge (scored out) Gilford? - It was about this time last year I had a
pleasant evening with you all. I hope your Mother and yourself are stronger.
I suppose your chrysanthemums are as beautiful as ever. With best wishes and
kind remembrances to all for the New Year from A. Sinclaire McMordie
1a & b
1a & b) 4th January 1908 Postmark Sturton By Stow to Miss E. Bleakley, 37
Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England - This is a picture of our
parish church. Doesn't it look nice. I have not for the Post Cards done yet
but will send them soon, from this on you will not hear much from me as I
have made terms for lessons by correspondence until the July exam; so I
shall not have a minute. We are having a nice frost now and people are going
to skate. I won't have time, never spent such a bloomin' time in my life as
at Xmas hadn't a sinner to talk to. Sturton is a Sappy place - that's what
Tink used to say - Poor soul I often wonder what he's doing now,
occasionally I dream about him but let him go to blazes. there's a gold fish
in the sea as we come out O' it an so there's no use in crying over split
milk. There isn't a decent chap here that you could take a decent sunday out
of. Sometimes I get long letters from Laura and then I have a real good
laugh. The English people are such duffers that they cant see a joke & yet
they would laugh like B --- at nothing. If you happened to get a fairly long
holiday it would be nice if you could come here. I should not object if you
would send me a book or some periodical occasionally. They are hard to get
in this God forsaken place. Edith
2) 17th January 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss E. Bleakley, Roslyn,
37 Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England - Your letter rec'd.
today, pleased to get it, glad to know you are well also E? Had long letter
from her week ago, very amusing. This is a very mild winter here, of course
we have snow all this time but it is not so cold. St. Lawrence is not frozen
over yet. Am writing to you, will post it this week, great long letter.
Expect nearly ? ? ? Winter. A. Hope you get my card.
3) 30th January 1908 (says 30/1/07 on pc) Postmark Lincoln to Miss E.
Bleakley, c/o Mrs. Sharps, Sturton-by-Stowe, Nr. Lincoln - Glad to hear from
you. Will be looking out for you on Saturday. E. H.
4) 13th February 1908 Postmark Montreal, Quebec to Miss E. Bleakley, c/o
Miss Jackson, Roslyn, 37 Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England -
Your letter to hand today, pleased to get it, all well. Mum? improving
nicely, see her often. Weather pretty cold, lots of snow. I had a letter
from Jim, not so cold out West this year. They had one cold spell of 40
below zero. We had it pretty bad last week, over 30 below. I did not go out
those days, awful rheumaticy climate, treacherous air, would rather have ? ?
balmy breeze. Tell E. will write long letter to her very soon. A. Letter to
5) 13th February 1908 Postmark Bexhill-on-Sea to Nurse Bleakley, 37 Lower
Sea Road, Local - I don't think you have one like this in your collection.
6) 18th February 1908 Postmark Sturton By Stow - Mrs. T. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - I received your parcel also the books. All is well
here at present. We had dry weather for a fortnight but the rain has come at
last, but it is not cold. I shall have time to write you a long letter at
the end of this week. I hope you are all well. Did I tell you I was in
Lincoln and saw Etta, we had a long talk. This is our school, keep this Post
Card safely. Edith
7) 22nd March 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss E. Bleakley, c/o Miss
Jackson, Roslyn, 37 Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England - I hope
you are very well, rec'd the book which you sent, many thanks. Had two
papers from Mother to-day, all well at home which I rejoice. Am leaving this
sit on 23rd March, my address for a while will be The Andrews Home, Belmont
Park, Montreal. Mum? is in hospital yet not coming on quickly, when she gets
a little stronger, operation will have to be performed. I think she will be
alright, don't worry. Drop me a line soon. I hope Edie is well, Am well
myself. Did you hear that R. Chambers was married. Maggie wrote to M. last
8) 10th May 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss E, Bleakley c/o Miss
Jackson, Roslyn, 37 Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England - I hope
you are very well & got my last letter. Rec'd. the book which you sent. Have
got a new set, much better than last, intend to stay if possible. Mother
getting better very slowly, do not expect her better before Autumn. Weather
lovely, ladies wearing white dresses. Send letters to old address until
further notice, Am very well. A????
1) 15th June 1908 Postmark Balcombe to Miss Bleakly, Roslyn, 37 Lower Sea
Road, Bexhill-on-Sea - I have been sitting under the trees you see in this
picture reading "The Cat Man"? this morn. I am enjoying my self on a quiet
day? ? ? ? are going to call some ? All is well. L. A.?
2) 17th June 1908 Postmark Balcombe to Nurse Bleakley, Roslyn, 37 Sea Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea - Lovely day for the Garden Park, isn't it. ? ? ? I am going
to ? to Brighton? tomorrow with Brothers Jeffries, the country ? is really
grand. Hope you are getting on alright. Much of my time gone just from
working at Bexhill ? See all about as usual. L. H.
3) 22nd June 1908 Postmark Balcombe to Nurse Bleakley, Roslyn, 37 Lower Sea
Road, Bexhill-on-Sea - Just to let you know I am still enjoying myself. I am
returning home tomorrow night or ?. I keep thinking of Miss J. Batty, hope
she will ? nicely. I am sure you are looking forward to next month. J. or
4) 23rd June 1908 Postmark Ashbourne to Miss E. Bleakley, 37 Lower Sea Road,
Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex - Dear Evelyn, If nothing happens I'm leaving by the
7.17 on Friday 26th crossing by Holyhead U Greenore. I hope to see you on
the 14th and to have a good time. This is our church. To the right is the
chancel which is very beautiful. The four large windows contain some
valuable stained glass. My face is not quite healed yet in one place but I
have the bandages off. E.
5) 19 July 1908 Postmark Balcombe to Miss Bleakley, Roslyn, 37 Lower Sea
Road, Bexhill-on-Sea - Thanks very much for letter, received, glad to hear
????? yourself at (too blurry to read) L. H.
6) 20th July 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - I suppose you have reached home by now, hope you
will have a good time. Am sorry I can't ? around for tea one evg. M is
getting better, did not go to see her today (Sunday) ?, has been raining for
three days, received Mothers' letter also one from ? Best wishes for a
pleasant time. A.
7) 20th July 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss Edith Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - And so you are at home having a good time & up to
the eyes in work. I think I see you fussing about, tell me about your dress
when you write, where did you get it? Have you gone for any bicycle rides
around the country? Have you been to the Canal? Drop a line & say if you
rec'd. my last letter also one I sent to E?? Best wishes for a pleasant
8) 23rd July 1908 Postmark Ashbo(urne) to Miss Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan, Ireland - Many thanks for P.C.s. So pleased you are having a nice
time. Hope you will come back feeling better for you holiday. I am having a
good time. The time goes too quickly for me. With love Yours L. Harrison
9) 25th July 1908 Postmark Newcastle to Miss E. V. Bleakley, Royal Hotel,
Scarborough, Yorks - I am just going out now to post parcel to you. M. has
put a letter inside giving you most of our news. She is still suffering a
lot with her various ? and had a bad day yesterday but am hoping she will
have a little more ease today. Glad to say her nights so far have been fair.
We are glad you are enjoying your holiday & hope you will feel rested &
refreshed when you return. Today is bright & sunny here but quite a lot of
wind. Much love from Martha
1) 28th July 1908 Postmark Bootle, Liverpool to Miss E. V. Bleakley, Royal
Hotel, Scarborough - 39 Palmerston Drive? Dear E. Glad to get your card. I
was over in ? but could not get a bus to take me to Newcastle. I was
annoyed. Glad you are having a nice time, are you leaving from Liverpool? If
so look in till 9. My Boys at a place in Newton ? Willow Grammar School Love
2) 28th July 1908 Postmark Bexhill-on-Sea to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland - Many thanks for pretty car and letters
crossed. Hope you have better weather, now it is blazing hot here. My Aunt
is keeping very well & we are getting one alright. Yours sincerely ? ?
3) 2nd August 1908 Postmark Lurgan to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, c/o Miss
Jackson, Roslyn, Bexhill-on-Sea, England - I rec'd letter yesterday from
Dublin enclosing the amount of Fare returned. Will send it to you when
writing letter. Hope you are well & enjoying life. We miss you very much.
Every one of us has been wishing that Aunt Evelyn was here for another
month. All is well at home & going along pleasantly. If you have time write
to Fred, he will be glad to get letter from you. Raining to-day. We have got
hay all saved & ready for it. John
4) 21st August 1908 Postmark Basel to Miss Morrison, Tullylish Manse?,
Tullylish, Co. Down, Irlande - Bále? Aug 21. I heard from Mrs. Decheu?
yesterday ? ? are collecting to send you you ? It is a (too hard to read) K.
5) 6th November 1908 Postmark New York to Miss E. Bleakley c/o Miss Jackson,
Roslyn, Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England - Your book rec'd,
just before I left Montreal, brought it with me, will send it to ? by & by.
Am in New York, came last Sat. have seen J, he rec'd. your letter. M very
well, still at C. home, will be all winter. You will be surprised. Like this
City very much, intend to stay in States. Hope to get on better, am stopping
with friends, will write when get time. Penny postage now, isn't it good.
c/o Miss, Rugby Avenue, 1704 Amsterdam, New York City
6) 6th November 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Mrs. T.? Bleakley, The
Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - The Move Home. Dear Mother, Your papers rec.
& M's letter. Hope you are all well. I am getting along nicely & improving
fast, we have no snow yet but expect it soon, very cold down here, have just
written to Jim, no letter from them lately, have had a letter from Joan or
John, he? is well, tell Ro??? This is the hospital where I was, the main
entrance is in front of the cabs, an ancient looking structure isn't it.
Annie will write soon, she is in New York, don't faint, she went last Friday
night, all well, she has seen Joe. M.
7) 11th November 1908 Postmark New York to Miss M. Bleakley, Moore Memorial
Home, Box 21 Maisonveuve, P.O. Montreal, Canada - Dear M, Do drop me a line
& say how you are. I am getting very anxious about you. Have written you two
letters, hope you have got them. Am in a sit. Write by return. A. c/o Miss,
Rugby Avenue, 1704 Amsterdam, N.Y. City
8) 4th December 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Mrs. T.? Bleakley, The
Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Your letter rec., sorry to hear you are
sick. I hope you are taking a week in bed, you never know when you were
tired, do take things easier now when you have John to manager for you. I
enjoyed your letter where you told me how every man was doing his duty, no
word from Jim. Annie quite in love with New York. I think she won't come
back to Canada, weather very mild for Dec., the first snow all away, but we
have a little this morning. I was in town yesterday & enjoyed it much, got
some papers at the Home that you had sent in Oct. Mrs. Dalton was sick for a
month but is better now. I am getting on well & will soon resemble a
bed-tick. We had a very nice concert last night (down here). This is the
house? where I am studying. M.
4a & b
1) 4th December 1908 Postmark New York to Miss E. Bleakley, c/o Miss
Jackson, Roslyn, 37 Lower Sea Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England - Your
letter to hand, note all you say about change of address. Am still in New
York, may not be here long, am thinking of going long journey (expenses
paid), will let you know later when all is decided. Wish you were here, hope
to have you some day, keep up your heart. I think luck is winning for me. M
getting stronger, will be as well as ever in a tear or so. Sorry about
Mothers. Do you ever hear from Edi? Sorry about J. missing exam, look at
this P.C. N.Y. City is on this side. New Jersey across river, two
boats in front are ferry boats.
2) 5th December 1908 Postmark Durban Natal to Mr. Blakly, High Street,
Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland - Wishing you a very happy & prosperous New
Year. Saw Dr. Chambers and he seems to like this country very much. C. P.?
3) 14th December 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Mr. Fred Bleakley, The
Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Dear Fred, I hear strange reports about you,
can it be true you are going to undertake the responsibilities of matrimony.
I hear that Watergate Lodge is undergoing repairs. I'm sure it had need of a
carpenter? & mason fix it well when you are at it. I wish I was there to
help you make it nice & paper & paint it. The only thing I can do is, give
you my moral support & that is such a poor help towards housekeeping. You
can take my big scrapbook, it will be a beginning for your library (don't
laugh) you were always fond of poetry. All my good hope & wishes are yours,
write & tell me what you are doing. M.
4a) 14th December 1908 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss E. Bleakley, c/o
Mrs. Prince, The Hall, Roston, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England - Dear Edie, A
Very Happy Kishmiss to you. I know you will enjoy it no matter where you may
be. Have not heard from you lately, must be studying hard, hope you will be
successful, to many letters to write & on the last minute for the English
mail, can only send you a card, wish we were near each other. Annie well &
in N. York, she may be going further soon. I am still improving, shall not
take any notice of Xmas, don't rush yourself, keep a little for another day.
4b) I am sending you another card for your collection, this is the ?
palace I told you about, they had fireworks on Thursday night & it was ? by
the snow-?, the fireworks representing the ? & ?, they all carried ?, we
viewed it from the top galley? & it was a pretty sight, it was on the ? of
the mountain & quite plain down here, the ? ? was there & a great throng of
people, it will continue all next week (The Carnival) & on Friday night they
will ? the Castle again, I hope to see it next week. The railway Co's would
not take notice of it or give reduced fares, they are afraid it will keep
people out of the country when they hear about so much ice. M.
5) 23rd December 1908 Postmark Lurgan to Miss Bleakly, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan - Dear Miss Bleakly, I am awfully sorry about tomorrow, I must call
with an old friend of niece at 2.30 so I knew it would be impossible to do
both, but will be very happy to see you some time again if you will only
drop me a card. Wishing you a Happy Home. Very sincerely ? P. Masterson?
1) 20th January 1909 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss Evelyn V. Bleakly, The
Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - What is the matter that none of you have
written, have not received any letters since xmas, hope you are all well &
Mother getting strong again, had a nice letter from Annie, likes Florida,
very fresh, beautiful place, had a pleasant journey there, had a nice day in
the city yesterday, weather colder, 18 & 20 below here, had a letter from
Jim, all well, 3 & 4 below here. I don't like 20 below, enough to skin a
cat, write by return M. feeling very well.
2) 21st January 1909 Postmark Tampa FLA to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Am still in Florida & like it very well, am having
a good time. Weather beautiful, like summer. am doing a bit of flirting on
the quiet. Are you still at home? Have not heard from any one since I came
here, have written to M twice & sent P.C. A. Address, Tampa Bay Hotel,
3) 26th February 1909 Postmark Tampa, FLA to Mrs. Thos. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Dear Mother, How are you getting along? Are you
keeping well this Winter? I haven't heard a scrap of news from home since
Xmas. This is a picture of the Hotel, don't you think it is nice? I am
feeling better, expect to be leaving this is April. Gwen? Anne?
4) 13th March 1909 Postmark Tampa FLA to Miss M. Bleakley, Maisonneuve? P.O.
Montreal, Canada - Your very welcome letter is to hand, also from Evelyn &
Edie. Your letter was lying in the office for two weeks. Am leaving here May
15th going by boat all the way & calling at ? West. It will be glorious. Am
in bed today, not feeling well. Weathers very warm. Glad to get ? again.
5) 13th March 1909 Postmark Tampa to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan, Ireland - Your last letter rec'd. and just got this first one. Have
lost several since coming here. Am glad to hear that Mother is better. I
hope to leave this place March 15th, going home by boat. Have had very poor
health since coming, weather getting very warm, but always a nice breeze. Am
6) 18th March 1909 Postmark Jersey City, N.J. to Miss Evelyn V. Bleakley, The
Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Annie & I crossed this bridge together. Hope
you will except my peace offering as an atonement for my not writing.
7) 18th March 1909 Postmark Jersey City to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Where I have stayed. I expect to see Annie again
on Monday. A. M.?
8) 18th March 1909 Postmark Key West to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Am in Key West on my way back to New York, the sea
is beautiful down here, sometimes blue & other times lovely green. I am
enjoying myself splendid, it is all so new, shall be in N. Y. in a week.
9) 6th April 1909 Postmark Montreal Quebec to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The
Woods, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Your last letter rec., had just posted one
to Mother, thanks for all the news, it was so unusual to get so much from
you, I had asked you since the New Year but I have a fair share of patience,
glad to see W. & Evelyn notes. What a very sad affair about Mrs. Friez? I
was shocked. had a letter from R?, she is on New York, am expecting another
one from her. Hope Mother is keeping well & keeping hopeful yourself, Freds
good, we ? to keep housekeeping April 5th. Maison???????
1) 26th April 1909 Postmark New York to Miss M. Bleakley, Moore Memorial
Home, Box 21 Maisonmuro, Montreal, Canada - Your letter to hand, am getting
along nicely, much better! Weather very nice but a little cold. Was at
Jersey City last evg., had a very pleasant time. Hope you are well. A.
2) 7th June 1909 Postmark Tunbridge Wells to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - My address for a week or two Highfield, Croft
Road, Cronborough, Sussex L. H.
3a) 26th July 1909 Postmark Newport R.I. to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland from 37 Catherine Street, Newport, Rhode Island,
3b) 26th July 1909 Postmark Newport, R.I. to Miss Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - I hope you are very well Evelyn & all at home,
please write me a letter, my best remembrance to your Mother, I hope she is
quite well, Sincerely yours Ann??
4) 2nd August 1909 Postmark Stranraer to Nurse Bleakley, Cottage Hospital,
Coleraine, Co. Derry - Aug. 2. letter received, read on board, good wishes,
5) 6th August 1909 Postmark Douglas to Miss Bleakley, Cottage Hospital,
Coleraine, Ireland - Having a charming time here. Kind regards J. ?????
6) 3rd September 1909 Postmark Newport, R.I. to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The
Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Why don't you write me a letter, Annie told
me in her last you had gone to Coleraine. I hope you are quite well, I had a
letter from Lizzie Luke, she was mighty glad to get back to old Jersey City,
best wishes from Joe?
7) 3rd September 1909 Postmark Newport, R.I. to Miss Evelyn V. Bleakley, The
Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - I hope your collection is increasing
rapidly, mine as you may remember are chiefly actresses. Hope to hear from
you soon, I think it would be fine for you to come out here, remember me to
8) 14th September 1909 Postmark Newport to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - I rec'd your very nice letter & will answer it in
a few days. I found your letter as always most interesting & very
entertaining. I expect to be in New York about 15th of October & am longing
for the time to come. Best wishes
1) 17th December 1909 Postmark New York to Miss M. Bleakley, 46 Belmont
Park, Montreal, Canada - Dear M., Hope you are very well, had not time to
write. I had a letter from Mother, have written & posted xmas letters home.
Have not gone for letters this week yet, expect there is one from you. Could
we get the braid, would have to buy a quantity, so did not get it, don't
worry about it. A.
2) 29th December 1909 Postmark New York to Miss M. Bleakley, 46 Belmont
Park, Montreal, Canada - Wishing you a big streak of good luck this coming
year. Dear M. Hope you are very well, here got Christmas over quietly.
Writing ? or starting one letter from home, all well, have been ill since
Sunday, very bad cold, am recovering quickly as I have an invite for Sat.
night, bad time to be sick. Will write you full particulars. Collus recd.
works quite smart, many thanks for same. A.
1) 7th January 1910 Postmark Bolton Abbey to Mrs. Broadhead, The Gables,
Grove Lane, Headingley, Leeds - It is finer here to-day, hope you may be
well enough to come tomorrow. Please look at Railway Guide for July; as I
saw notice in ? ? the other day that some trains in July would leave ? some
minutes earlier & it may be same from Leeds. All well here but much wanting
warmer weather. Love to all. C. J. R.
2) 2nd January 1920 but writing says VII/2.10 Postmark Bolton Abbey to Mrs.
Broadhead, The Gables, Grove Lane, Headingley, Leeds - So sorry it is such a
wet day, but hope it may be better on Wednesday when we hope nothing will
prevent your coming. Wyn & I had a fine motor-charabanc ride to Grassington
by way of Barden, Appletreewick & Burnsall, walking back by the river-side
as far as the latter place & then taking the high ground to Barden Tower,
thence by Strid Cottage to the Strid & to home through the Woods. Hubert
arrived 8.30 last night & of course I shall have to find a new companion. It
is too wet for Mother or Marion to go out at present. Marion & Wyn intend
reaching Leeds on Monday by train due 5.4. They would love to come to tea at
the Gables, but it would be 5.30 'ere they reached you: may they take this
liberty? Dear ?
3) 26th February 1910 Postmark New York to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Your letter recd, also one from John, am quite
pleased about the way you got Minnie home & I do hope she is feeling better.
Will write soon to you, had a nice long letter from Edie. She is enjoying
herself alright at the back of God's Speed. A.
4) 23rd March 1910 Postmark Winston to Miss E. V. Bleakley, High Street,
Lurgan, Ireland - Eppleby. Letter received. Crossing Thursday via Heysham &
Belfast. Will get to B. at 6.15. You will have to get the train time for
Lurgan. Edith. Have some ? bacon & fried eggs ready.
5) 6th April 1910 Postmark Peekskill, N.Y. to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood,
Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - I am now at Peeskill two hrs. run from New York,
It is a pretty place in the ?, on the Hudson. The air is beautiful & I like
being here very much, expect to be here until June. Send my letters to old
address. Hope you are all well, will write. Haven't had a letter for a long
6) 15th May 1910 Postmark Peekskilliny to Miss E. V. Bleakley, c/o Mrs.
Chiek, Eppleby, Darlington, Yorkshire, England - Your letter recd. Am
pleased to hear that you are with Edie improving in health. Am still in
Peekskill getting along nicely. Have been able to communicate with P. at
last, but have not recd. letter yet, will write soon. Have written to
Mother. Hope E is well. I receive all your letters.
7) 15th May 1910 Postmark ? to Miss E. V. Bleakley, c/o Mrs. Chick, Eppleby,
Darlington - Sunday. Got there all right yesterday at 4.15. I should have
written but was too late for post. I have been to high church this morning,
wonderful performance, mind you go out to walk regularly every day. E. B.
8) 23rd August 1910 Postmark Leeds to Miss E. Bleakley, The Gables, Grove
Lane, Headingly, Leeds, England - Your great long letter ??! Glad to hear
you are so well & E also. I am very happy & contented. Will write long
letter to you soon. You have a lot of grumbling to do. Had letter from
Mother today. This is our hotel. Annie
9) 7th October 1910? Postmark Rotherham to Mrs. T. Bleakley, 27 My Lady's
Road, Belfast, Ireland - 33 Spalton Road, Parkgate, Rotherham. Arrived
safely at 12 to-day. Did not get there as soon as I expected. Weather very
unsettled here. Edith
1) 13th January 1911 Postmark Eppleby to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Gables,
Grove Land, Headingley, Leeds - Friday Dear Evelyn, I hope you arrived
safely this morning, you must have had a rough crossing, it was windy here
and snow was falling. I have had sore throat several times since I came
back. Write soon, Edith
2) 19th February 1911 Postmarks Leeds & New York to Miss E. Bleakley, The
Gables, Grove Lane, Headingly, Leeds, England - I had a long letter from E
last week & I am still laughing at it, she is too funny for anything. Her
description of your nocturnal confidences & the sequel is worth printing. Am
sorry I could not join you at that ? Will write a long letter soon. All
feeling Good. A.
3) 9th May 1911? Postmark Settle to Mrs. Broadhead, The Gables, Grove Lane,
Headingley, Leeds - Stranded here for an hour with a puncture but it is so
nice that it does not matter at all. Love M. & W. 11 a.m.
4) 24th May 1911 Postmark New York to Miss E. Bleakley, The Gables, Grove
Lane, Headingly, Leeds, England - You might drop me a line once in a blue
moon. This is where I am now, haven't had a letter from you for ? Am feeling
very good at present.
5) 3rd September 1911 Postmark Alfreton to Mrs. W. H. Broadhead, The Gables, Headingly, Leeds - I hear the Aunts are expecting me at Rochester Terrace,
so you will understand my not coming to you tomorrow. Hope to see you. M. L.
6) 4th September 1911 Postmark Hornsea to Miss Bleakley, c/o Mrs. Broadhead,
The gables, Grove Lane, Headingley, Leeds - Hornsea. Thanks very much for
your p.p.c. you sent me when on your holidays. I do hope you had a good time
away. We are having a delightful time here & I am feeling heaps better &
more rested. This p.p.c. shows an inland view. This Rd. is quite near here &
we often go up it when taking a walk. Today has been wet all day & the sands
have been quite cleansed. I spent 2 hrs. this aft. knitting & reading in one
of the shelters on the Promenade & am now going to town to change a library
book. We are coming home on Friday. Did you know Barney? has a Mother? ? had
a family of 2 last week & ? kept one for her to love? she ? us as she missed
us so much & was solemly? Kathleen R.
7) 7th September 1911 Postmark Glasgow to Miss Evelyn V. Bleakley, The
Gables, Grove Lane, Headingley, Leeds - 7/9/11 Accept my best thanks for
letter & photo. I think it is very good. When I look on it, it will recall
many pleasant memories. "Ye look awful weel" Kindest regards. D. ? Clark
8) 19th September 1911 Postmark Tunbridge Wells to Miss Bleakley, The
Gables, Grove Lane, Headingley, Leeds - Thanks awfully for your ? this ? ?
still quite ? ? ? ? this ? ? L. H.
9) 22nd November 1911 Postmark Eggishorn to Mrs. Broadhead, The Gables,
Headingley, Leeds, England - As the weather today seems more settled than we
have before had it we start tomorrow morning an expedition from the Rhone
Valley to Grindelwald over the ? ? ? will take us two days spending the
night in the ? Club Hut. ???
1) 5th June 1912 Postmark Luzern to Mrs. W. ? Broadhead, The Gables, Grove
Lane, Headingley, Leeds, Angleterre - Lucerne. Wed eve. Having a glorious
holiday. This p.p.c. shows part of our ? which was perfect. Very bright
sunshine blue sky, blue Lake. We began by steaming down lake, the whole
length (20 mls) We walked 2˝ mls. along path shewn here above Lake & down to
Tells Chapel where we caught a steam across to opposite side & climbed quite
a height & down again & thru' wood to Lake & back. Today wet, but
nevertheless have been up the Burgons???, we ladies by ? railway as tomorrow
is rather a big day, walking to Rosenbam on road to Grindelward. Very ?
party & all well here, love Kathleen
2) 9th June 1912 Postmark Grindelwald to Mrs. Broadhead, The Gables, Grove
Lane, Headingley, Leeds, England - It is a good job your second son has got
some one to try & keep him in good behaviour. E.? W. P. ?
3) 9th July 1912 Postmark Malpon? to Miss Bleakley, c/o Mrs. Broadhead, The
Gables, Grove Lane, Headingley, Leeds - Sh? Lemale? Am having a nice time
here, today has been glorious, am going to Scarbro' on Thurs, to the
Pageant, hope the weather will last. Amy is coming home with me on Sat for
the week-end. Love from Minnie
4) 15th July 1912? Postmark Leeds to Miss E. Bleakley, The Gables, Grove
Lane, Headingly, Leeds, England - Dear E. Your letter to hand, will write
very soon. This is where I am on the shores of this beautiful lake in the
midst of pine woods. I am very happy & contented, feeling much better. Hope
you are well. A.
1)14th April 1913 Postmark ? to Mrs. T. Bleakley, High Street, Lurgan, Co.
Armagh, Ireland - I arrived here on Saturday, it is a delightful place. I
hope you are getting stronger & able to eat plenty. I am nearly A.1 again.
1) 27th January 1920 Postmark Menton, Alpes Maritimes to Miss Marion,
Mountain View Terrace, Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland - How I wish we could
transport you out here! The Sunshine & flowers are glorious, but there is
quite a cold strong wind. Everybody having fun. Hope you are both pretty
well. N. D. 26-1-20
2) 20th July 1920 Postmark Windermere to Miss Morison, Mountain View
Terrace, Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland - 21.7.20 You will be surprised to see
this view & ? ? ? as this is Beach ? "Wales" & nine tenths of town on
holiday. Nothing doing at home so took day down here - exquisite on lake. E.
3) 13th October 1920 Postmark Lurgan to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, Mountain View
Terrace, Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down - Dear Evelyn, Write Mother soon as
convenient, she thinks something has gone wrong that you have not written.
You might also mention in your letter to mother what nights you are most
likely to be in the house as I may take a run over to see you. V would have
gone this evg. but could not be sure that you would be in. Mother has been
in better form this summer than I have seen her for years. Hoping all is
well with you. (All is going on nicely with me) or so far. John
1) 23rd July 1921 Postmark Blackpool to Miss Morison, Newry Road, Banbridge,
Ireland - This is where I am at present, arrived safely after a choppy
crossing. Weather very un?/tion. This place seems very full a various
assortment. Hope you are all well. From with love Nurse
2) 1st August 1921 Postmark York to Mrs. I. Bleakley, c/o Mrs. C. Bracthwood?,
Pond Park, Lisburn, Ireland - I shall write in a day or two & let you know
when I am coming. I am in York today & tomorrow, Hope you are well. Evelyn
1) 22nd July 1922 Postmark Ramsey, Isle of Man to Miss Blakely, Mountain
View, Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland - Ramsey House?, Ramsey.
Enjoying everything here very much & having glorious weather. Love from D.
2) 27th July 1922 Postmark Bedford to Miss Morison, Mountain View Terrace,
Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland - Very comfortably settled and getting
accustomed to quite a new kind of life. Weather very uncertain, rain nearly
every day. Hope to write soon. Mr. D. very well & I hope you are the same. ?
D. 25 Albany Road, Bedford 27/7/22
1) 28th July 1923 Postmark Windermere to Mrs. T. Bleakley, c/o Mrs. C.
Braithwaite, Pond Park, Lisburn, Ireland - Arrived safely so far & are
awaiting the bus for Anblide? Words would not describe the state of Belfast
last night, cakes or lakes everywhere, but it is warmer here. Love Evelyn
2) 9th October 1923 Postmark Eastbourne to Miss Morison, Mountain View
Terrace, Banbridge, Co. Down, Ireland - This will give you a little idea of
this place. There is a beautiful promenade nearly 2 miles long. The weather
is now very broken. We leave tomorrow. N. D. Tuesday
1) 4th July 1924? Postmark Castlederg? to Miss Evelyn Bleakley, Dun Eistein,
Shimna Vale, Newcastle, Co. Down - Rushfield, C.? Derg. Was here last week
for a few days. Lovely Hotel, lovely scenery & fine weather. Was wishing you
could have been with me. We must go for a few days next time you come to C.
Derg. Will write you soon. Madge
2) July 1924 Postmark London W1 to Miss W. Morrison, Newry Road, Banbridge,
Co. Down, Ireland - This is a view of Henry VIII garden ? fountain & station
& long narrow avenue with ? overhead most delightful. We were through all
the State apartments, lovely carvings & pictures but the portraits are very
wooden looking & stuffy, The Thames looks delightful & the day hot. Margaret
3) 21st July 1924 Postmark ???bridge to Mrs. L. Bleakley, c/o Mrs. C.
Breathwaite, Pond Park, Lisburn - I arrive home safely yesterday after a
very nice holiday. Wembley was very interesting, Edith will tell you about
it but everything was very expensive to buy so we did not spend that money.
Had a nice week at Llandudno & while on a motor tour we visited this spot.
Love from Evelyn
1) 25th February 1926 Postmark London to Miss Denny, The Sitis, Dunbarton,
Scotland - Am enjoying my holiday immensely & meeting two end of S.A.
friends. The weather is quite spring like with the crocuses & cowslips? all
out in the park. Willie's visit on Sunday was a lovely surprise. Much love
1) 14th July 1928 Postmark Tighnabruaich Argyllshire to Miss Morison, Dun
Eistein, Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland - This is where the F.S. Treaty was
signed. We are just going to Luimabraich? Had an awful wet day at Oban,
didn't see much. Margaret
2) 24th July 1928 Postmark Isle of Man to Miss Bleakley, Dun Eistein,
Newcastle, Co. Down, Belfast, N. Ireland - Monday. Belle Vue Hotel, Port
Erin. Arrived here safely on Sat. Very nice place. Everything good. Have
been doing some golfing. This head is at one side of the Bay. The coast is
high & rocky & the scenery beautiful but not as grand as Scotland. If you
write before Sat send it here, if not I shall be at Laura's on Monday 30th
3) August 1928? Postmark Los Angeles Cal. to Miss E. V. Bleakley, Dun
Eistein, Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland - Dear Evelyn, I was at Gatalina? Is.
yesterday & had a lovely time. I'm stopping in Los Angeles for a couple of
weeks. I have been sight seeing, now I am tired, nothing doing in positions
here & expect to go East in a week or so. Am really tired & want to be
working again. shall leave from Elsinor. Annie
1) 19th April 1929 Postmark Bath, Somerset to Miss Morison, Dun Eistein,
Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland - (2) (there must be another card) remains,
& so many fine old houses with tablets on them telling of the famous people
who lived in them when this was the gay resort of the aristocracy in the
time of the Genges? If you still collect p.p.c. I will send you a few when I
return to the Oaks, Wimbledon on the 24th. 19/4/29
2) August 1929 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss Bleakley, c/o Miss Morrison,
Bryansford Gardens, Newcastle, Co. Down, Ulster - We have taken your advice
and are staying in Darlings Hotel, it is very nice & we are well pleased
with it. We went & saw St. Giles yesterday & were lucky in seeing the
"Chapel of the Thistle" We have not gone for any tours yet, but we may go
one tomorrow. Kindest Regards Freda
1) 21st July 1930 Postmark Kobenhavn to Miss A. Edgar, Dun Eisleen?, Shimna
Vale, Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland - Excuse mistake. We had lunch here
today. N. is supposed to be one of the finest Cafés in Europe & is gorgeous
inside & food ditto. I'm having an ideal time & weather very hot. Love Eva?
1a & b
1a & b) 23rd June 1931 Postmark Colne, Lancs. to Miss Bleakley, 4 Shimna
Vale, Newcastle, Belfast - Colne Tuesday. If you have not already sent on
the money Please do so at once. As I want all settled up before I leave for
Ireland on July 2, also send back the Poly. Bill as I have to send it with
the money. I asked you in my last letter to send the money on June 20th E. I
have an idea that Laura & I may be with you on July 5th for a day.
1) 5th August 1932 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss Morison, B.A., Dun Eistein,
Shimna Vale, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland - We arrived here at 8.20 after
a very good journey yesterday. Everything here splendid. This morning we
inspected Princess Street Scott's Memorial etc. This clock actually keeps
accurate time. Hope you are all well. With best love Dorothy
2) 7th August 1932 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss Morison, Dun Eistein,
Newcastle, Co. Down - This may bring back memories of our visit. We are all
enjoying our time greatly so far the scenery on the road through the Lowther
Hills we came through was very fine on our way up, hope you are keeping
well. Best love W. M.?
3) 9th August 1932 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss Winnie Morison, Dun Eistein,
Newcastle, Co. Down - Tuesday. D. has sent her card to Mimi. We are having a
very nice time here, fine weather and plenty of interest. We heard Dr.?
Alack? of St. George's on Sunday morning and went out to afternoon service
in Roslin Chapel, which was very high church but it was the chapel we were
interested in, dating back to 1446. Best love Bertie
4) 10th August 1932 Postmark Edinburgh to Miss Bleakley, Dun Eistein, Shimna
Vale, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland - We have had a splendid week at
Edinburgh. I think we have seen everything of interest. Yesterday we were at
North Berwick, tomorrow we go on to Oban? With love to all, Dorothy
1) 23rd July 1933 Postmark Colne, Lancs to Miss W. Morison, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Belfast - How would you like to peel? on the fire in this
fireplace? It is wonderfully preserved. I'm thoroughly enjoying myself &
having a good rest. My back is nearly all right again. We expect Edith on
Tuesday for a few days. The weather here is lovely now & we are having sun
baths every day. I hope you are getting on well & having good nights. Much
love to you both. Margaret
2) 27th July 1933 Postmark Colne, Lancs. to Miss Moreson, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Belfast - This is Skipton Castle, it is a lovely old pile. Glad
to hear you are all getting along nicely but sorry your clock is such a
"fast" piece. We leave here on Friday morning for Haresgale? for a few days.
I shall write from there. Love from us both. In haste. Margaret
1) 26th July 1934 Postmark Colne, Lancs. to Miss Bleaklet, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Belfast - 16 Sefton Street. Thursday. Just arrived back at 4.30
your letter came half an hour later. Sorry to hear the bad news, hope Miss
M. is feeling better by now. Perhaps you could cross Saturday. I shall go in
to B-pool tomorrow. Write me there. E.
2) 28th July 1934 Postmark Blackpool, Lancs. to Miss Morison, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Belfast - Arrived safely, had a good calm crossing but sea very
rough here today, also windy & not so warm. E. was here before me. Have a
lovely room with a beautiful view. Hoping you are keeping better, Love
3) 1st August 1934 Postmark Blackpool, Lancs. to Miss Morison, 4 Shimna
Vale, Newcastle, Belfast - Letter received. Very sorry to hear that you are
not quite right yet, stick to the medicine & drink & do not worry yourself
about writing letters or anything. I am feeling rested also Edith, she was
not well for a few days, feels better today. We are having baths daily in
Pool, water 76. Martha would enjoy it. Tea is served also on far side. Much
love to both Margaret
4) 25th October 1934 Postmark Droitwich to Miss Morrison, Shimna Road, Dun
Eistein, Newcastle, Co. Down, Nr. Ireland - We had a lovely drive to this
alley one day, through the ? of Dean & down the Wye Valley. It was one long
stretch of red & gold & brown. We were so ? to hear from you & know that in
the ? ? ? been down to the sea. Love to Miss Wi? & Miss Blakly, from G.
1) 21st April 1935 Postmark Southport, Lancs. to Miss Morison, 4 Shimna
Vale, Newcastle, Belfast - Arrived safely. Weather much warmer here. We had
a thunderstorm today & a great deluge of rain. E. is not so well but I think
the change & company will help her. The shops are lovely. Mo?? ??? had
a good night. Love to all Margaret. Had a lovely crossing and got in about
4.30 & was up here at 8.30 then went to bed until ?????
1) 26th April 1937 Postmark Ridgeway?, Bristol to Miss W. Morison, Dun
Eistein, Shimna Vale, Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland - 26/4/37 Hope you are
all keeping well. Please thank your sister for her very kind letter. The
weather is glorious. I am sunburnt already, have been sitting out since
first week of this month. Had a mice motor run yesterday. The country looks
lovely. Have been to see Bath, a most in? big city. Shall be crossing soon.
Kindest regards ? ? B.
2) 14th July 1937 Postmark Herne Bay, Kent to Miss Morison, Dun Eistein,
Shimna Vale, Newcastle, N. Ireland - We spent a lovely evening here in
Canterbury. The Cathedral was lovely, also the town was very beautiful. The
weather is lovely down here. London was tiring for Leslie, but we managed to
see a lot in a short time. Love to all, May
3) 19th July 1937 Postmark ? to Miss Morison, 4 Shimna Vale, Newcastle,
Belfast - This is where I am now settling in the ?, you see marked having
tea. It us a boiling hot day. We are having a real Devonshire tea & the
cream is scrumptious. This is an awful street, it climb, there is no wheeled
traffic in Clovelly. I have not heard from Jane? yet. hope all is well,
1) 1st August 1938 Postmark Colne, Lancs. to Miss Morison, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Belfast - We arrived in Colne on Sat evening & got your letter. I
sent you an acknowledgement of the ? from Scarboro' Glad you liked the coale?
Weather hot this past week & today. Sorry you are having it so wet. E.
starts school tomorrow so you may expect me on Wednesday sometime. I am just
going out now to the Chiropodist. Love E. B.?
1) 23rd April 1939 Postmark Colne, Lancs. to Miss W. Morison, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Belfast, Northern Ireland - I hope to see you on Tuesday morning
& if we can catch first train we will or I will be there but if we can't
it will be the next one. Sorry Robt. has not come, I'm sure the grass is
very long & the garden awful. It was good of Mrs. W. to bring the flowers
but I feel so sorry for them all in their terrible trouble. Hope you are not
too tired & worried. Love from us both, Margaret
2) 9th August 1939 Postmark Atlantic City to Miss Bleakley, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland - 9.8.39 Spending the day here, having a gay
old time in U.S.A. sightseeing etc., going to Canada D.V. next week. Best
1) 5th July 1943 Postmark Tring, Herts to Miss Bleakley, 4 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland - Gravelly School, Tring, Herts. All well,
arrived Sat., good journey. Country beautiful. Climate better than Colne.
Got your letter last Friday. It seemed a long time since last hearing from
you. Hope you are getting about again. Edith
1) 15th April 1961 Postmark Pompano FLA to Miss E. Bleakley, 7 Shimna Vale,
Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland - April 13/61 Dear Aunt E. Wish you could see
these beautiful gardens, a friend & I came by plane to Florida & have rented
a car to do some touring. It's lovely at this time & not yet too hot. Hope
you have had some spring. Ontario still very cold & more snow 2 days ago.
Love Madeline McDonald
1) 6th July 1962? Postmark Bournemouth, Poole to Miss Bleakley, 9 Slieve
Coragh Avenue, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland - Monday. Have been to the
Isle of Wight to-day. We started at 9 a.m. and returned at 8 p.m. and I am
now writing a few cards sitting up in bed. It was misty rain all day but we
enjoyed ourselves. Hope you are both well. To-morrow we go to the New
Forest. Time fully occupied. Love from Anna
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6a & b
1) no idea
2) Miss E. Bleakley - With all good wishes for Christmas & the New Year from
3) 7th August Miss Bleakley, Dun Eistein, Shimna Vale, Newcastle, Co. Down -
Am having a lovely restful holiday although the weather yesterday was more
like winter than summer, in the afternoon anyhow. It just poured so we were
compelled to stay indoors but had a fire & were most comfortable. This
morning I have been out for a little walk. It is very breezy so I fear if
the same with you M. will not get out today. Much love to both from Martha
4) to Miss Boyd, c/o Mrs. Steel, Ulinga, Shimna Vale, Newcastle, Co. Down,
Ireland - We were up here today. Our boat is lying in the Girlach & we came
up here by motor. It is very beautiful, Loch Marce is studded with little
Islands & is a very long stretch of water. I'm having a lovely time but the
weather is very changeable. E. Bleakley
5) to Miss Morison, Dun Eistein, Newcastle, Co. Down, Ireland - Have arrived
at Loch Lomond, sailed up it today & lunched at this Hotel. It is a
beautiful day & is warm. May probably see you on Saturday morning if I can
get the 10 o'clock bus or earlier if I can get one, letter received.
6a & b) to Miss Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland - Just a card
that my old friends may not think I have forgotten them. I have had rather a
knocking about, but I feel I am a sad case of the old Proverb, a rolling
stone gathers no moss. I meant to write ? I was in B??? with some friends so
little time & Hotel life is so hard. We leave here on Sunday for Budapest &
Duardin??? I was particularly delighted with ??? when we stayed a few days
at the Hotel ?? ???. I am sending you a card of it & its beauty is beyond
description & Oh such Coffee, I suppose you know I was ?? the Jamaeson? &
what a ??? my places on the Continent has been at least so far. I prefer to
stay ??? within this ???? till 15th
7) to Miss Bleakley, 4 Shimna Vale, Newcastle, Belfast - July 8, The Firs,
Helmsley. All well here. Received your letter. Weather not too warm but nice
sunshine today. Going to Scarborough tomorrow by bus for the day. Shall go
back to Colne on Wednesday next. Shall be ready for your arrival on Thursday
15th. Edith. Laura sends her love & says you ought to stay here for a
1) to Miss M. Lucas, 110 Hyle? Road, West Side, Clapham Common - 9 Spencer
Park, Wandsworth Common. Dearest Maud, Just a line hoping it will find you
better, what a lovely day. I wish I was going out tonight ? I greedy, was
out Tuesday but had the toothache all the time by way of a change. fondest
love from Alice X xxx
2) 25th May Postmark Nettleham to Miss E. Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary,
Lurgan, Co. Down, Ireland - Dear Edith, Expect this will be a surprise. You
see I haven't forgotten you, I don't expect I ever shall. I shall be pleased
to see you at the holidays. With love, Etta
3) to Mrs. Thos. Bleakley, c/o Mrs. Brown, Ivy Cottage, Omeath, Co. Louth,
Ireland - Dear Mother, Your pretty cards received last week. I enjoyed
seeing Warrenpoint & Omeath once more. Am very pleased that you are stopping
another week. Hope it will do you good, wish you could live there all the
4) Postmark Bolton Abbey to Miss Bleakley, at The Gables, Grove Lane,
Headingley, Leeds - We are still hoping you may get over all?? the fine
weather has disappeared. The river here is quite swollen with rain. I hope
you are all a.o.k. Marion & I return on Monday, but the others are staying
another week. W. R.
5) 24th December Postmark know ton? to Miss Bleakley, 46 Belmont Park,
Montreal - With all the good wishes of the Season. E. Davies
6) March or May 1908 maybe? Postmark ? to Miss M. Bleakley, Moore Memorial
Home, Maisonnuive PO, Montreal, Canada - Am in Key West on my return journey
to New York. Am having a nice time, not a bit sick yet, sea very calm. Annie
7) 5th June Postmark Macclesfield to Nurse Rowntree, St. Bartholomew's
Hospital, London - This is the oldest house in the village. Been a
lovely day, warm enough at last to sit out. Sam ? off this morning to
Manchester & came back through the fields. Been to the fish ponds this eve.
Hugh & Daddy pulling Mother in the trailer. Haven't heard from you yet. see?
above? Ka?? Martha
8) Postmark Jacks? to Miss E. V. Bleakley, The Wood, Bleary, Lurgan, Ireland
- Am in Florida at last, the weather is lovely & warm, just like our summer.
Hope to have a good time, we have a merry party, expect to be here until
April. Was two days on the boat from New York to Savanna? the ? by train to
Jacksonville & another day by train to Tampa. Had good time on boat. Annie
9) Miss Bleakley, c/o Mrs. Broadhead, The Gables, Headingley, Leeds, England
- We went to see this Lion Monument today. It is a beautiful thing carved in
stone in memory of the brave Swiss mercenaries who defended Louis XVI in the
Tuileries Palace at Paris when all his own troops had fled. Louis deserted
his Swiss soldiers & left them to be shot down by the French
Revolutionaries. We are going to leave Lucerne tomorrow, take steamer &
train to Meiringen & walk to Grindelwald, spending the night at a little
wooden hotel n the Sclu???wald Alp. All our luggage for the night has to be
carried on our backs. I hope it will be fine. Yours sincerely F. E.