H. Stanhope to Kathleen, January 11, [1899]

Add MSS 412, Box 6 File 4-10

11 Janry

Dear Miss O’Reilly

Many thanks for your kind letter of good for the New Year & also for the Xmas card. I think I have got myself into a restored condition of health, and have told their Lordships so & asked for a job.

This I’m afraid is rather a puzzle for them as I do not think there is anything to be had. They cannot promote me as I have not sufficient sea time by the Regulations. all my labours at the Admiralty counted for nothing as regards sea or even harbour time, a regulation which wants altering very badly. So, it is a case of going on waiting. It is a nuisance having nothing to do. I came up to town last week for a wedding one of my scotch cousins. there was a great gathering of the clans but I shall get away in to the country again as soon as I can. Many thanks for the suggesting B.C. I should like to see it again, I liked the country so much and I should also like to see all the people I knew, especially “the O’Reilly girl” again. Your letter was not at all untidy or erratic, and please go on being interested in my movements as much as you like bacause I like it too. But I’m afraid a visit to B.C. is out the question now. I must stay on the spot & see about employment if I am ever to be promoted at all. I am getting so old too. it almost looks as if I should have to be content to finish my career in harbour ships &c

Kind regards to all your people ever yrs sincerely

Harry Stanhope


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