Letter From William Nelson 1929


Dear Mollie

Thank you for letter – I had already heard from George what a highly successful “tea-party” you had & how well and smoothly everything “went off” including including the Bride, who seemed quite contented with everything & every body. Your reference to the Ivory Prayer Book & the “Voice that breathed over Eden” carried me back to the 5th Octr 65 – (64 years ago) on the morning of which my girl and I stood at the Altar Rail of Llandrillo church while the Voice that breathed over Eden was drawled out, I wishing all the time, that Parson Hughes would “Get on with the job”!!!. The ivory book was also in evidence. Now I want most wholeheartedly, to congratulate

you & Harry that the “14th” has passed so successfully, as I suspect all of you had been through a very strenuous time, you with an unfortunate fortnight’s […] by way of variety to the […].  This class of business is not entirely new to me but with the difference that as one went off another came on & the supply looked endless, but the “end” did come & I have not even one left, but luckily I have a good Mate!!

Love to you both from

The Old Dad.

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Date published

20 August 1929

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Handwritten letter

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Letter from William Nelson to daughter-in-law, Mollie Nelson, whose daughter, Constance Nelson, married Henry Horne 14 August 1929

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