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This is one of a collection of letters of condolence upon the death in Hong Kong of "Tanty" Andrew Hugh Gilmore JACKSON, a nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON.
Sharon Oddie Brown, September 3, 2006.

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Kobe,

1st February, 1918.

 

My dear Mother [1] ,

This is a very sad sad duty.  Tanty [2] as you must’ve been advised by wire from Hong Kong died there yesterday from typhoid.  At present I am without the particulars further than that I got a wire from Hong Kong on the morning of the 26th January advising me that the case was a bad one.  From what I’ve been able to find out it must have been a relapse as I saw a fellow here on Tuesday last passing through from Hong Kong who had seen Tanty before he left and who said that all danger was over.  Last night however I caught a wire from Tester [3] saying that he was dangerously ill and this morning I received a wire from Hong Kong office giving the sad blow.  I’m too much upset to write fuller at the moment but will no doubt have further particulars shortly.  May God comfort you in your distress.

your loving son

David [4]



[1] Eliza Emily JACKSON née GILMORE (1846-1938), sister-in-law of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

[2] “Tanty” Andrew Hugh Gilmore JACKSON (1881-1918)was a nephew of Sir Thomas JACKSON and a son of Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON & Eliza Emily GILMORE. He was born and raised at the family farms at Lions Den & Forstertown – both near Trim in Co. Meath, Ireland. At the time of his death from typhoid, he was a broker with Messrs. Wright & Hornby –previously owned in part by James Francis WRIGHT, husband of “Mollie”of Gilford Castle .

[3] P. TESTER a partner with Tanty at Messrs. Hornby & Wright as well as a friend.

[4] David JACKSON (1884-1925), son of Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON & Eliza Emily GILMORE and brother of Tanty. He worked for HSBC in Kobe.

 

 

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