Letter dates back three centuries

Boston. Saturday 28 January 2012'Jubilee story - 90-year-old Boston woman Muriel Edenbrow with a family letter dated 1892 which she found. Rochford Crescent, Boston
Boston. Saturday 28 January 2012'Jubilee story - 90-year-old Boston woman Muriel Edenbrow with a family letter dated 1892 which she found. Rochford Crescent, Boston

A MESSAGE from across the centuries has been unearthed by a Boston woman.

Ninety year-old Muriel Edenbrow found a letter dating all the way back to 1892 in her family belongings.

“The letter is in gold type and written in such a wonderful style,” said Muriel, of Rochford Crescent. “It’s just so different to how people write today.”

The letter was sent from Muriel’s great uncle George to her grandmother Sally, who lived in Main Ridge, Boston.

George Scott worked in a printers in Stamford at the time, and celebrating his birthday at his work place is the subject of the letter.

An excerpt reads: “The apprenctice gave me a nice pale blue neck tie and two errand boys put a penny each and bought me a twopenny cigar – poor old boys.”

The letter concludes: “Well dear, I must now conclude, so with my fondest love to you, Henry and the girls, I remain, your loving brother, George.”

Muriel concluded: “George moved to Boston in 1955 and is buried in Boston cemetery. Sadly I think his wife or two children died from consumption so they’re probably buried there too.”

l The Standard is looking for old letters or photos from the Boston area dated 1912. Email gemma.gadd@jpress.co.uk.