1876 Henry Birley Letter, Lower Shotover School, Sabine

 

1876 Henry Birley Letter, Lower Shotover School, Sabine

Title: Letter dated October 17, 1876
Archive: ‘Head of the Lake Correspondence’ K1244
Type: 1876 Birley Letter
Additional info: This letter was written by Henry Birley from Lower Shotover where he boarded with the Sabine family while he attended Lower Shotover School. It was sent to his parents (Sarah & Joseph Birley) at the Mount Earnslaw Hotel, Glenorchy. This letter is unique in that it pre-dates most previous thought on the Lower Shotover School’s earliest beginnings. Henry refers to Anna (Mr & Mrs Sabines daughter) and also his two sisters (Isabel & Constance) back in Glenorchy.

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