This sad letter from 13 year old Jenny Blake was written in 1886. It was enclosed inside another letter from her father Charles Carter Blake (c1840-c1887) who was an anthropologist, palaeontologist and comparative anatomist. Both letters were sent to Frederick William Rudler (1840-1915) who worked for the Geological Survey and Museum from 1861-1876 and 1879-1902. It is not known what befell Charles Blake and his family.
Andrew L Morrison