19 Dec 1856

Captain Campbell’s letter
Mrs Richard Bevan
Highcliffe Lodge

Friday evg

Dearest Sister,
I have been quite unable to make this copy, much as I have desired it. I had undertaken to assist Lady E with her clothing accounts, before our troubles & thought she would have let me off - yet as she has still little use in her right arm, I was most happy to help her – There is not any hurry for it’s being returned - You may be assured dearest that all will be delighted to see you – if you can come over here - & my proposal to go to you with Rayd was made when I thought you could not at this season accomplish the journey here alone - I believe MA and the dear children are to be here a month - your kind thought for Rayd must be mentioned to his father we could not do anything - the dear boy is much better - he goes to a tutor for two hours daily - but is not overworked - & I think his father  wd not wish him to have home lessons, but I cannot say - I hope you will have a turkey - I asked that it might be sent early in the week, & Jas says he hopes he shall not forget it - I know he has not felt any ill effects of his fall but he writes sadly - I offered to go to him but he declined.  Capt C expresses himself even more tenderly in the letters to his wife, all of wh. you shall see - & when he mentions that he held the dear boys hand throughout the operation - the inventory of all the things has arrived & this is my offering to the poor father.  How he longs for an interview with some one who had been with him to learn all the little particulars - I know we shd be thankful for so many -
Thanks for the enclosed - Rayd has just come in & will carry this off to the post as he passes the general post
our kindest love
Your truly affct
Sibella C Dewar

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19 Dec 1856
Sibella C. Dewar (her sister)
Sarah Bevan (nee Dewar)
Mrs Richard Bevan, Highcliff Lodge, Brighton