Documents associated with: Greaves, Elizabeth
Record 1 of 8
System Number: 09601
Date: 24 December 1871
Author: Anna Matilda Whistler
Recipient: Walter and Henry Greaves
Repository: Tate Gallery Archives
Call Number: Marchant Collection, TGA 8314/1/3/39
Document Type: ALS
2 Lindsey Houses
Christmas Eve 1871.
My young friends
As my neighbour Mrs Boggett often sends me in one of her favorite volumes so it occurs to me that you may like to read a holy story of the Christmas Season & I have put the mark where it begins. I am in no haste for you to return the book. My thoughts have been with your family circle this sad & solemn anniversary today, but God only can comfort us in our bereavements, as I am sure your widowed Mother realizes, tho she is so blest in her sons & daughters. I was so imprudent as to go out a short distance yesterday & caught a severe cold, so that I could not get to Church today & fear I shall not tomorrow; I hope your Brother Walter is recovering his attack.
With best wishes to you all for a happy New Year.
Believe me sincerely your friend
Anna M Whistler.
3. Mrs Boggett
Elizabeth Boggett (b. 1801), wife of W. Boggett; she lived at No. 3 Lindsey Row; see PO Directory, 1870, p. 401.
5. widowed Mother
Elizabeth Greaves (1810-1900), née Greenaway, wife of C. W. Greaves [more], and her children, Charles William Greaves (b. 1837); Henry Greaves (1843-1904); Walter Greaves (1846-1930); Alice ('Tinnie') Fay Greaves (b. 1852), JW's model.