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PAPEI Henry Cundall Letterbooks - Letter from Henry Jones Cundall 1833-1916 to Robert Harris 1849-1919
30th July, 1867
My dear Robert
Being in the Country when your first letter arrived I could not answer it in time for the last mail. Mr. Hodgson has just handed me yours of the 19th inst. by which I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed yourself in London so much.
I am much obliged for the trouble you have taken in the pictures. If you have not already purchased the microscope perhaps you had better procure the six guinea one
but if you have already ordered the other, it will I dare say, do very well. I enclose you a PO order for extra expenses which your friends will tell you how to get cashed.
Next week I intend to go to Halifax for a visit There is not a very great doing just now. The troops have gone & I doubt if they will be permitted to return. Mr. John Haszards shop was burned the other night I think the goods were insured. The Bank have commenced their new building at Scotts Corner. Mr. Theo Desbrisay has been elected Mayor. You should go to Birken head Park before you leave it is very pretty You should also try and see the Great Eastern Steamship or one of the Cunarders.
Give my regards to Mr. Stretch & with best wishes for your welfare & safe return
I remain yours very truly
H. J. Cundall