Australian Access Federation

You are here: Home Corpora Corpus of Oz Early English 3-046 (Text)

3-046 (Text)

Item metadata
Speaker:
addressee,male author,female,Pym, Celia,17
ns1:discourse_type
Letter
Word Count :
248
Plaint Text :
ns1:register
Private Written
ns1:texttype
Private Correspondence
ns1:localityName
http://dbpedia.org/resource/England
Created:
1852
Identifier
3-046
Source
Irvine, 1992
pages
130-32
Document metadata
Extent:
1225
Identifier
3-046-plain.txt
Title
3-046#Text
Type
Text

3-046-plain.txt — 1 KB

File contents



N.M. Barracks Chatham, March 14th 1852
My dear Mr Hope,
I received your kind letter a short time since and as you said it would give you great pleasure to hear from me sometime I now intend answering it. Although I fear cannot write a very interesting letter from this place, it is very dull and the same things happen day after day but I must try my best, you tell me to give you an account of my voyage it was a very long and tedious one we had little bad weather, but so many calms and the ship was such a very slow sailer, we left Sydney on the twenty fourth of August and did not arrive in England until the eleventh of January very nearly five months, I should not have thought it half as long if my husband had been with me but he was obliged to come home in the Man of War he went out in. I suffered very much from sea sickness and feel quite a dread of the sea now but I think I should soon summon courage enough to go out to Sydney again, it seemed so strange to me to be away from all my friends, We were obliged to put in at Pernambuco for provisions such a wretched place it is, we only stayed two days there but it was quite enough, the heat was so intense we could hardly bear to walk across the sheds 

http://ns.ausnc.org.au/corpora/cooee/source/3-046#Text