Eunice and Ron Shanahan have shared with readers of the Victorian Web this material from their website, Letters from the Past. Click on thumbnails for larger images.
This letter from the past was written more than 200 years ago.
The writer of this letter, who signed himself Jno: C. Brooke, Somt. (Jno was a recognised abbreviation at that time for the name John) was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and became Somerset Herald in 1777. He was secretary to the Earl Marshal, and a lieutenant in the militia of the West Riding of Yorkshire.
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