To: Frances Lewis

From: John Lewis (her brother)

12 Upper Baker Street London NW

July 2nd 1904

Dear Francey I am sure you are expecting a word from me. Very glad to hear that you say father fairly well, very sorry to hear of our mother suffering so much. Hoping she is better now. I was very pleased indeed to see in the paper your great success as a singer. Well I must tell you I've been feeling very ill for this last 2 or 3 weeks. Have not been able to do anything hardly. I've tried hard to stick at it but have had to give it up, but I'm glad to say that I feel a little better today. I meant to have written tomorrow (Sunday), but having been so long writing it struck me you must be anxious about me, so I sat down to write but I will have to take the letter to Euston station, it being close to nine o'clock now.

I hope you will have a nice quiet Sunday tomorrow, good preacher I suppose like usual. Well I've only got about an hour to catch the mail now. Well will you please let me have a word very soon.

Best love to mother & father and yourself.

From your dear brother