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TITLE
Letter For Barbara Stewart Munro to Dr. Black
EXTERNAL ID
Z_GB1741_R31_1_24
PLACENAME
Midtown
DISTRICT
Tongue and Farr
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
SUTHERLAND: Tongue
DATE OF IMAGE
24 August 1848
PERIOD
1840s
SOURCE
Caithness Archive Centre
ASSET ID
6149
KEYWORDS
poor relief
poor house
money
tongue and farr
illness
Letter For Barbara Stewart Munro to Dr. Black

Mrs Munro outlines in this letter to Dr. Black how her husband was one of the highest on the pauper list before the new laws came in. He has been ill for more than twenty years but has been "entirely useless for 3 1/2 years."

They had been receiving 4/- monthly and their son, who was a tailor, was also assisting them financially. However their son had now imigrated to America and their other son had enlisted in the army.

It was necessary for them now to apply for poor relief "to prevent starvation."

The letter is also signed by William Campbell and Donald McKay in support of the application.

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Letter For Barbara Stewart Munro to Dr. Black

SUTHERLAND: Tongue

1840s

poor relief; poor house; money; tongue and farr; illness

Caithness Archive Centre

Letters requesting Poor Relief

Mrs Munro outlines in this letter to Dr. Black how her husband was one of the highest on the pauper list before the new laws came in. He has been ill for more than twenty years but has been "entirely useless for 3 1/2 years."<br /> <br /> They had been receiving 4/- monthly and their son, who was a tailor, was also assisting them financially. However their son had now imigrated to America and their other son had enlisted in the army.<br /> <br /> It was necessary for them now to apply for poor relief "to prevent starvation."<br /> <br /> The letter is also signed by William Campbell and Donald McKay in support of the application.