To: Lizzie Ann (her brother Johnny is staying with her)

From: Maurice Lewis (her father)

28 July 1900

Dear Lizzie Ann and Johnny

We take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that you are all quite well, also David – give our best love to him. Mamma is pretty well. The weather is a little heavy today. We have had a great storm of thunder and lightening here on Friday night.

Dear Lizzie Ann and Johnny, I am very glad to inform you that Frances was very successful at Bow Street Eisteddfod. She won on the Solo and also in a duet with Humphrey. In the duet she beat Mary Lumley so she earned about 17/- shillings, and much praise by Emlyn Evans in the bargain. We will send you a paper as soon as they come.

Dear Lizzie Ann tell Johnny that Mother forgot his birthday, but she will send him something again. We are spending a very quiet Sunday. Mr Williams is our preacher. I hope you are having a nice Sunday, and that you are able to go to Chapel. I hope that John Morris is a good boy, and I am very glad that Johnny has been so lucky, and how if he has more time on Sunday and other nights that he will do with religion as much as he can. He has many good talents. I content myself with only one talent. May God be with you, all your light, your helper, your protector, your all – blessing you with every spiritual blessing in Jesus Christ. We are all asked to labour for the bread which endureth until everlasting life, and only asked to work for the bread that perisheth.

So no more at present from your dear parents and Frances.