Jan. 24th, 2009


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Nov. 26th, 2008


A letter home

My dearest Eliza,

News for you )
Your loving brother,

Nov. 25th, 2008


delivered to James on Tuesday morning

A printed copy of the soloists part from Beethoven's first piano concerto, and the attached note:


May I call upon you this afternoon?

Ever yours,


Oct. 23rd, 2008



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Oct. 18th, 2008


Note left for Miss Blackwood

Dear Miss Blackwood,

Mr. Ibis and I have agreed that our wedding shall be on November 1st - will this give enough time for a dress? Please do let me know!


Effield Gallehawk

Oct. 13th, 2008


Letter to Theo; delivered very early Monday Morning

My dearest Theodore,
It feels odd to say that, yet it's true. We can be married as soon as next Friday. Though we agreed upon a Wednesday so our wedding date with be the 22nd. Or perhaps the 29th. Maybe even more because it's been not quite a month since our betrothal.

I think of you every day. But not as a lover thinks of his first beloved and dreams of serenades and midnight flowers. No, I think of you as a lover thinks of his last beloved and dreams of cold feet and morning kisses, lying snug together in a bed we share.

It's bold of me to even think it, let alone write such a thing in a letter to you, but I think- I hope- you'll forgive me because in my heart I hope you think of the same things. Of the life we'll make together. You've yet to be to my home and we have to remedy that soon because it will be yours as well. There's a beauty to it, rambling as it is, and I think it will fit you as it fits Michel and me. As I hope it will fit any more children we have.

We have more to talk about, much to contract and discuss and agree upon. But I woke thinking of you and had to write before I could sleep again.

Always yours,

Oct. 6th, 2008


Note to Mr. Belgrave

Mr. Thos. Murray begs the pleasure of Mr. Belgrave's company for a walk, at his convenience, and hopes that Mr. Belgrave will inform him of an agreeable time by return. He also hopes that this note finds Mr. Belgrave in good health, and happy.

Sep. 17th, 2008


Edward's Letter

Mr. Parsons,

I would like to know if you would allow me a meeting with you. Thursday, perhaps, at three o'clock?

Thank you very much.

(There are characters first, and then the name, in script, Mr. Daisuke Shimada).


Courting Letter for Sadie

Not the prettiest penmanship ever seen, but Delphina managed to write a tidy note to Ms. Blackwood. It read:

Ms. Blackwood,

I hope you'll do me the honor of letting me call on you this week. Would Friday afternoon at four o'clock suit you?

I do look forward to your response.

Ms. Delphina Salas

Sep. 16th, 2008



Delivered to Ms. Sheedy's hotel, for the attention of Ms. Amy Mias:

Mr. Thos. Murray requests the pleasure of Ms. Mias' company to take tea on Wednesday afternoon at 3:30pm, and begs the indulgence of her response.

A suitable chaperone will be arranged.



William's new house was rather bare, but he still took pride in having its address printed on his new calling cards - which arrived almost at the same moment as the new letter from the Yenta. He was somewhat surprised to find he had been matched to a man - William was looking more for a wife than a partner - but it took all sorts to make a strong household (as his mother had been keen on repeating, generally while sighing at his father's absent-mindedness admittedly) and, in any case, he did not wish to be seen as rude, especially by strangers.

He carefully wrote out his response -

Mr J. William Freeman
requests the pleasure of calling upon
Mr Simon Belgrave
on Wednesday from four o'clock
at his convenience

- and, enclosing his card, had it delivered to the man in question. Father Marks had previously agreed to chaperone the earlier match; he would do so this time as well.

Sep. 11th, 2008


For Sadie

A package and letter are delivered to Miss Sadie Blackwood at the hotel.

The letter reads: Miss Blackwood,
I would like to thank you for your hospitality and company. I enjoyed myself and hope that you did the same. I hope, also, that this gift is not to much after one meeting. I hope you use it well and that perhaps we can meet again.

With sincerity,

Daisuke Shimada

The box contains a pair of thimbles, simply shaped and ornamented.

Aug. 29th, 2008


Note to Amy

Ms. Mais,
I would be honored to call on you at 3 pm on Friday afternoon, if you would be able to receive me.
Thank you,
Jonathan Ibis

Aug. 28th, 2008


Letter to Theo

Mr. Nordstrom,
I would like to call on you this coming Saturday afternoon, if such a time would be convenient to you.

Thank you kindly,
Julian MacKallister



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