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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)KWH/O/7-26
TitleLetters written home by schoolboy Edward K. Fisher, at Oundle
Extent1 folder: 20 items
Date1836-1841
DescriptionThese letters are apparently from one boy, but the writing and the salutation almost indicates that there were two writers: one who signs his name Edw - almost looks like Edw J. - Fisher in some letters - who writes in an informal style to his mother, the letters addressed to Mrs Fisher (once to Mrs E. Fisher) at Little Bowden, Market Harborough, [Leicestershire]; and the other who writes in a more formal style to 'My Dear Parents', addressing the letters usually to Mr Fisher, and generally sending on the respects of Mr and Mrs Shillibeer: presumably these are the holiday date letters required by the school that pupils send home

/7 Letter from Edwd Fisher to 'My dearest Mama', asking her to send on his arithmetic and geography books, assures her 'I have washed my teeth every morning and mean to all the half year it if is no offence to you or Papa', refers to [?sister] Susan and uncle George, 10 February 1836
/8 Letter from E.K Fisher to his parents, informing them of the start date of the Christmas vacation, 6 December 1836
/9 Letter from E.K.Fisher to his parents, informing them of the start date of the Midsummer vacation, 7 June 1837
/10 Letter from E.K. Fisher to his parents, informing them of the start date of the Christmas vacation, 1 December 1837
/11 Letter from Edwd Fisher to his mother, mentioning John West and sending love to Susan, George and Harry, 14 February 1838
/12 Letter from Edward K. Fisher to his parents, informing them of the start date of the Midsummer vacation, 4 June 1838
/13 Letter from Edw Fisher to his mother, asks her to send on his Mythology [book], refers to George and Willy Fisher, '... my letter is not written in the best stile ...', 8 August 1838
/14 Letter from E.K.Fisher to his parents, informing them of the start date of the Christmas vacation, 28 November 1838
/15 Letter from Edwd Fisher to his mother, about arrangements for the Chrismas vacation '...I have written my holiday letter ...', and reference to his cousin [?also at school], 3 December 1838
/16 Letter from Ed Fisher to his mother, mentioning his exam in 'summing' 'I must say it's made my head ache', the possibility of Will winning a prize, 20 April 1829
/17 Letter from E.K. Fisher to his parents, informing them of the start date of the Midsummer vacation, his brother joins in sending love, 3 June 1839
/18 Letter from Ed J. Fisher to his mother, referring to his 'holiday letter' and asking to come home, mentioning a lecture on astronomy and attending a demonstration in the town hall of cooking by gas 'but I should not have cared if I had stopped away for the things smelt so nice and we never got any thing after all', 5 June 1839
/19 Letter from Edw J Fisher to his mother, noting that he and George are looking forward to coming home 'I expect to find Papa not at home as I mostly do', 14 June 1839
/20 Letter from E.K. Fisher to his mother, referring to being on his own in the drawing room due to his cold, the servants' discontent at the number of boys in school, 'I shall write very often now as I have not so great an aversion to writing letters as I used to have; and Ihear that there is going to be a penny post so you must carry on the corespondence very often with me', refers to uncle George Smith, they are impatient to receive Susy's 'messes', 12 September 1839
/21 Letter from E.K. Fisher to his mother, sending thanks from George for the pocket book and pencil, 'The cakes were capital but are all gone we are such chaps to eat', referring to a great fire at Lilford House, his progress at school, and sending thanks for the 'little Testament', 4 October 1839 [last part of letter written cross-wise across the first side]
/22 Letter from E.K.Fisher to his mother, he is looking forward to going home for vacation and thanking Susy for her Edinburgh journal, 28 November 1839
/23 Number not used
/24 Letter from E.K.Fisher to his parents, informing them of the start date of the Christmas vacation, 29 Novebmer 1839
/25 Letter to from Arthur Dix [possibly a school friend], Long Buckby, to Edward Fisher at Long Bowden, mentioning his hopes to go hunting, his coach journey home when he and Fred had a cigar each 'It made me spew very much but I smoked it all but a very little bit', supposes that Edward is learning land surveying from George Smith, Fred being bound [to work] to his father, he himself does not intend to learn any Homer until his father gets him a lexicon, 4 January 1840, postmarked 5 January 1841
/26 Two visiting cards of Mr Edward K. Fisher, Market Harborough
Access StatusOpen
Administrative HistoryEdward Fisher later worked as a land agent in Market Harborough; a firm of Fisher, Sanders and Co, chartered surveyors and land agents later appears in that town.

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