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This is one of a collection of letters of condolence upon the death in Hong Kong of "Tanty" Andrew Hugh Gilmore JACKSON, a nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
Sharon Oddie Brown, September 3, 2006.

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

Kobe, 9 April 1918

 

My dear Mother [1] ,

I have not written to you for some time as I was waiting for further news from Hong Kong.  It is quite impossible for me to go down to look after Tandy’s [2] affairs but you need have no doubt that they will be looked after properly as Crew [3] his greatest friend there is a solicitor besides he was one of the most popular man there.  I’m enclosing a letter I had from Mrs. Stabb [4] getting a list of his wearing apparel and I wrote back and asked her to store them in the meantime until I heard from you what you wished down with them.  Perhaps you might like to have some of them sent home but most of it is only useful for tropical wear which might be given to charity.

One letter from Eilie [5] and one from you.

I hope you are bearing up.

I am okay.

your loving son

                        David [6]



[1] Eliza Emily JACKSON née GILMORE 1846-1938), mother of Tandy & David; sister-in-law of Sir Thomas JACKSON

[2] “Tanty” Andrew Hugh Gilmore JACKSON (1881-1918)was a nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON and a son of Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON & Eliza Emily GILMORE. He was born and raised at the family farms at Lions Den & Forstertown – both near Trim in Co. Meath, Ireland. At the time of his death from typhoid, he was a broker with Messrs. Wright & Hornby –previously owned in part by James Francis WRIGHT, also a relation.

[3] Archie H. CREW a solicitor and also a dear friend of Tanty

[4] Ethel Mary STABB née TOWNSEND - Wife of Sir Newton J. STABB, Chief Manager of HSBC.

[5] This Eilie was probably the sister of David & Tandy: Elizabeth Oliver Muriel JACKSON (1890-1970)

[6] David JACKSON (1884-1925) – he was in the employ of HSBC in Kobe.

 

 

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