This letter is is shared thanks to Mim
Moorhead, daughter in law of the late Jeannie Moorhead (JACKSON).
Any errors in transcription or footnoting are mine alone.
Sharon Oddie Brown, January 12, 2005.
and Shanghai Banking Corporation
Kong 27th Feby 1915
ALL LETTERS TO BE ADDRESSED
AND REMITTANCES MADE PAYABLE TO THE
“HONGKING SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION”
NOT TO INDIVIDUALS
P.O. BOX NO 41
I believe I have not written to you for about a fortnight and now send
you a few lines to say that we are both alive and kicking. Tandy informs me that he has not written for some time. As
a matter of fact he is not feeling quite himself and is suffering from
an attack of nerves. There is however no cause for concern as he will
be all right shortly.
You need not worry about his position as regards occupation as the other
man is very young and in comparison is
not known in Hong Kong, and moreover I do not think that the principals
have any such object in view. Tandy has asked me to enlighten you on
this matter as he thinks you are unnecessarily worrying yourself.
Well! I received the coat all right but have had no occasion to use
it so if it not been for your letter I should not have discovered that
the “young fellow” had the sleeves lengthened. I have not put it on
yet so do not know how much to fine you for the alteration.
I was sorry to learn from your last letter that you had not been feeling
very well but by the time this reaches you the Spring weather ought
to be about setting in and I hope you will be able to get out and about.
I do not believe there will be any necessity for a shift to Oldcastle; better in case of danger try “Tippcurraghwaddeen”.
The races are over and sad to relate I lost money, but that is offset
by the bonus of 10% which we received the other day.
Jeannie must be with you now so you will have
a little distraction in nursing Joan and the gent who knows a Grannie that
lives in Tom’s house.
You did not tell me how the stallfeds did this year. I hope better than
last although I did not notice any appreciable rise in price in the
market reports of the Drogheda which you sent me.
How are Eilie & Doodle Doodle going on?
I have had a very busy day and am weary so will close.
to hear from you soon again,