John Moody 1884
Brother of Helen Eliza Moody Rebbeck
The following is a transcript of the letter sent, we assume, to Helen Eliza from Argentina in 1890. It a cry of desperation but there is no further information on John Moody, the writer, or his wife. The document was found in a Tunbridge-ware chest of drawers with other documents and some beautiful Victorian Christmas cards, which were sold many years ago.
Unfortunately the papers and the letter were discovered following Alice Brentons death in 1976 and the full story is probably lost. The paper is that feint squared paper once used by accountants/clerks and is a strip approximately 4 inches wide and 14 inches long and written on both sides. This document is extremely fragile and will not take too much handling. The transcript is faithful to the original spelling and punctuation.-
Colonia Ocampo is still in existence being some 300 miles from Buenos Aires and on the coast. According to a website (now no longer traceable) it was a holiday resort with fishing as its main attraction in 2002.
This is a sample of the company banknotes to which John Moody refers in his letter. They are often offered for sale on the web and can make 60,000 times their face value!
Poor John and his unnamed wife could have done with that sort of value judging by the letter.
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