Lady and cat probably at Pelican Cottage, 16 Collingwood Road (built 1904). Written by hand on front, ‘AER Billy’. To judge from others in the series (M2060 and M2062-M2066), Billy is the Miss Pattissons’ cat and AER is Alice E Redman, their ladies’ maid in Witham in 1901 (probably also the Miss Redman to whom M2062 is addressed). Postmark 6 April 1907. Addressed to Mrs Tyler, Lingfield, Hainault Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex [1906 electoral register has Arthur Tyler at this address, in Chadwell Heath ward of Dagenham]. Message says ‘Are you alive’.
|Source||Newbitt, Keith. 17 Medlar Close, Witham, CM8 2SU.|