Some years ago I managed to obtain around 35 letters which relate to a Great Grand Aunt of mine.
I spent around 18 months gathering all the records of the family. Their story was a very tragic one which took me from an industrial school, a workhouse for the grandfather of the girl and a children's home. (Wales & London)
I finally tracked down the children's home she was sent to and not believing any records would exist I still persisted and to my amazement managed to get all of these letters.
I enclose the text of one just as a sample and to prove to others that you should never give up.
6th June 1906 (A letter from Mr Carnegie of the home to Florence Locke)
MISS FLORRIE LOCKE
I was very pleased to have your letter this morning and to know that you are still getting on all right. I am sorry to know that you were not able to join us on Founder’s Day. We had a very good , a large number of Old Girls and Boys came, everything passed off happily. I am sending on to your third year’s award- Certificate and Badge.
Thank you for your kind inquiries - Mrs Carnegie is away at present , she has been poorly for some time now.
With kind regards,
Your sincere friend.
Governor (not signed)
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