The Dickinson Family of Broomhall Place: Life at No. 27 ~ 15th Aug 1911
Donated by Judith Galliac
Letters written by Edith Annie DICKINSON née MAITLAND of 27 Broomhall Place, Sheffield, to her elder daughter, Winifred Maitland DICKINSON (referred to as Freda in letters) during the summer of 1911.
Nesta is waiting for her ball (?) she is not very well she is covered with heat spots.
27 Broomhall Place
August 15, 1911
My dear Freda
Thanks for your letter, which I have sent on to Dad. Jack did not go with Dad on Sunday said he was tired, but he is going by the Trip to Scarboro on Thursday. I sent for Madge to go with me to the theatre last night & she thought that Jack was having her & said she was going out; so I took Sonoull. Auntie Katie had a very lovely letter from Mabel she seems to be doing very well & I think that Auntie seems as though she would like to go out to her. There does not seem to be much news. The Sissons are still away Jack has been down to the grounds this morning to watch the men train & he is going to score for Wednesday tomorrow they are playing tomorrow at ? You have had a lovely time, I hope that you will thank them properly. I should very much like to see Mr Parkin without his moustache. I think he will look nice.
My love to you all, in which everyone joins, always your, loving mother
Notes on the people referred to in the letter:
Dad: Frederick Percy Dickinson, journalist and a sub-editor of the Sheffield Telegraph
Jack: Arthur Dickinson, eldest son
Auntie Katie: Katherine Lizzie Maitland her unmarried sister who also lived with the family at 27 Broomhall Place
Mabel: Mabel Berry general domestic servant aged 20 in the household on 1911 census
The Sissons: Probably family living at 34 Broomhall Place on 1911 census
Mr Parkin: A member of the family with whom Freda was staying