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MSS. Brit. Emp. S. 18 / C139-54
John J. Irvine and Co.
10 Austin Friars, E.C.
London, 17 Jany 1880
F.W. Chesson Esq
17 King Williams Street
Charing X, W.C.
My dear Sir,
Your … of the 13 … I duly received with enclosed copy of address.
In my private capacity without mention of the name of my firm (that is my partner’s name) I shall be willing to make one of you deputation to present this address.
The correspondence you mention I shall be happy to look over and if you will send me a post card giving a time I shall send a clerk for it, in case it might be lost in parcel delivery.
I fear I may not be able to give it much time nor to give ideas of any value to you but I should like to see the correspondence and would return it promptly.
I have to go to France in a couple of weeks time and then to Algiers and will be away a couple of weeks probably.
I return to Kaffraria in March with my family.
I shall be there for some months perhaps for some years, but in King W Town where I … I will always be at your service for any information that I can give you …
Soon after I reach the Colony I shall probably visit many of my old friends in Kaferlands.
Believe me dear Sir
Julius … Jameson