We love sharing the transcriptions made by Archive Volunteer Margaret of our ‘Little Letters’ Collection – read more on this link. The example below shows how business got done in September 1880 when the Clevedon Pier Company was run by Chairman Sir Arthur Elton.

Sept 7 / 80

My dear Sir

I am much obliged for your letter and information.

Will you please to summon a meeting of the Pier Directors for the purpose of signing a Cheque for payment of £62.9.4 to Alexander and Co for timber. Public Hall Thursday Sept 10 3 o’clock.

Yours sincerely


Bish Bosh Done.