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This is a postcard from the collection of Thomas JACKSON of Bangor, Co. Down. I suspect the year is 1911 - going from other photos of the time. I am guessing that it is Alice (AKA "Brownie")- a niece of Sir Thomas JACKSON - on the extreme left. It seems that many of the girls in the family "connexion" attended school in Switzerland.
I have transcribed and annotated the message that was written on the back of the postcard - see beneath.

Sharon Oddie Brown, September 4, 2006

Photo taken in Zurich.

 

Very many happy returns of today [1] . I think you'll recognize Sophie [2] and myself here, the other girl is Edith [3] .  I think they must have forgotten what I was like at home, as we all think it very good at me.  We had a lovely day yesterday climbing the Rigi Mountain [4] .  It is steeper than the one we did on Sunday week last.  We got up at 4:30: yesterday morning, and were not home till 11:30 p.m..  Toby [5] is in bed today with a bad headache.  When you are coming bring your photo of Mother [6] (the last one she had taken) and one of Jack* as Toby would like to see them.  I got the money this morning.  Had inclosed [sic] from Lizaba [7] about this morning, so I expect I won't get one from Mother.  Again wishing you very many happy returns of today.  Every your loving sister

“Molly” [8] Alice [9]

Write soon and tell me your arrangements.

Just got your letter.  I did not get a letter from Mother last week, only the paper.
* Oops! I missed footnoting "Jack". I suspect that he is John Andrew McCULLAGH, the brother of the letter writer.



[1] July 17th

[2] Sophie?

[3] Edith?

[4] Mt Rigi, in the heart of Switzerland between Lakes Lucerne and Zug, is one the most popular day trips for the Swiss (5894 feet). The going isn't too tough, though it does get steeper at the end. Your reward will be a magnificent panorama of Alpine peaks crowding around the convoluted contours of Lake Lucerne.

[5] Toby?

[6] Margaret McCULLAGH née JACKSON (1853-1944) – sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[7] “Lizaba” Elizabeth McCULLAGH, sister of Alice, and daughter of Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH & Margaret JACKSON – sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[8] Mary McCULLAGH (1890-1932) sister of Alice, daughter of Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH & Margaret JACKSON – sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[9] Alice Margaret McCULLAGH (1894-1945), daughter of Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH & Margaret JACKSON – sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON

 

 

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