H. Stanhope to Peter, London, March 4, 1893

Add MSS 412 Box 6 File 3

The Honble P. O’Reilly
Point Ellice
British Columbia

11 Egerton Gardens S.W.
4th March

Dear Mr. O’Reilly

Thank you very much for your letter & information about the B. C. Corporation. Please also thank Jack for sending me the Prospectus &c. My brother in the Stock Exchange agrees that it seems to him a good and safe investment, so I shall probably be tempted. It is so unsatisfactory getting about two or three per cent for your money which is about all one can do in England now—a—days. I was so sorry to hear you had been laid up again from the [?] accident. I hope you are alright and about again & will not be troubled any more. People agree that Durham’s letters about his brother & the “Warspitett did not do the former any good. I don’t know if you have seen the minute issued by the Admiralty about the “Howe” & “Fairfax” Courts Martial. They pretty well blame every one all round, so no—one can crow over the other. There is also a slap at the “Warspitet’ at the end of it though it does not mention her name. I will certainly send you a newspaper whenever I think there is something that would interest you. Our weather has always been mild since the long frost, east winds have not begun yet. Capt St. Clair, & Mrs. & Miss Hotham dined with me the other evening, & went to the play. The latter is quite the lively & clever young lady, does everything from painting to skirt dancing. With kindest regards to all of yours.

Believe me

Sincerely yours

Harry Stanhope


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