Correspondence from Rawdon Reilly to his sister Emma Pinckney nee Reilly, 29 January 1897
Rawdon hears that Phil and Emma are in Guernsey and that the young people have gone to Wiltshire. He hopes to get to Guernsey in April if he can land at Brindisi. He mentions the conference being held at Vienna about the Indian plague - they may impose quarantine at all continental ports. The plague seems to be getting worse every day and has reached Poona (Pune) where there are a large number of deaths. People leaving Bombay (Mumbai) have spread it all over India. Lewis has been ordered to go to Bombay (Mumbai) in March next by his boss who is an awful bounder. Rawdon mentions a wish to see Colonel Pritchard again as he was very kind to him some years ago.