Here is another letter relating to my Great Grand Aunt Florence Lock.
I lost track of Florence after the 1911 census.
Mr Clare is her employer while Mr Carnegie ran the Children's Home on Bonner Road, Bethnal Green, London.
The home kept in touch with Florence until she was 24 years of age.
Oct. 12th 1907 ( A letter from Mr F. Clare to Mr Carnegie)
44 South Street
Dear Sir, I regret very much having to inform you that Florence Lock left us last evening.
Since coming to Eastbourne she has behaved in a manner quite inexplicable, the house has been in perfect turmoil . Last week she turned round & struck Mrs C. I then told her to leave the house but considering her unfortunate position I agreed to her staying. Her behaviour since then has been unbearable. Yesterday she was exceedingly impudent even to abuse, calling her mistress “ a liar”. On my remonstrating she turned her back on me & with a n? / evil impudent grin. ---- ? / telling her to leave the ho-? /
I foolishly & perhaps ----? / took hold of her arm.
She now threatens me with summons of assault no doubt at the instigation of the Registry Office, to ? / she went & who immediately found her a situation a? / servant at the Railway Hotel Pevensey.
This is most deplorable & I do not see how we can prevent it. Yesterday she received a letter from her sister in Cardiff evidently she has been in communication with her & has no doubt influenced her.
We wanted to send her to the home but she said she would have nothing more to do with it. Perhaps a letter from you to her would influence her as I am sadly afraid she is on a downward road & she is one who is so easily led.
Yours very sincerely ,
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