Correspondence from Rawdon Reilly to his sister Emma Pinckney nee Reilly, 7 July 1897
Rawdon and Lewis are concerned for [Clarai's] health after Emma's last letter. Lewis is staying with Rawdon at the moment and is not looking well. He has had a bad time of it in the heat of Bombay (Mumbai). Rawdon tells Emma about the wonderful escape of Leonard who was 1st Officer on the 'Aden' which has been totally wrecked. He had been left in Shanghai and another man took his place who wished to get home. Mr Rand has died of his wounds and the funeral was last Saturday. The Commander-in-Chief Sir Charles Nairne had an accident driving home from the funeral when his wagonette went into a bullock cart in the dark. He has heard nothing more about the regiment's potential move to Assam.