More than a century ago, Fred sent this simple note to his sister in London from somewhere in colonial India. The building pictured on this card still exists at Mount Abu. See the modern building here: http://camahotelsindia.com/camarajputana/ The politics of colonialism are sticky subject at best, but that doesn’t take away from this being a snapshot of an interesting time period in history.
My favorite line: “I remain your affectionate Brother.” Siblings simply don’t address each other with such flowery language anymore. I am as grateful for the advance of modernity as the next gal, but text messages and twitter don’t compare to a quick handwritten message like this one.
If you can identify the postmark, please let me know!
Image: “Mount, abu Club.”
Just a few lines in answer to your letter hoping this will find you quite well as I am alright at present. Excuse card[.] will right letter next week[.] hoping Lizzie is quite well.
I remain your affectionate Brother Fred
- Ms. W. Ellens
- 16 Lowndes Squ
- London SW
Postmark: LONDON.S.W. Nov 9, 1908
Illegible Postmark (India) BOL–? (Stamp missing.)