NEWS - Margaret Berry letters to Mrs Fanshawe-Walker

Written by Marcus Bicknell on .

Valerie Lester, Clarence Bicknell’s biographer, transcribed in December 2015 the parts of Margaret’s letters to Mrs. Fanshawe Walker that are of interest to us. The letters were deep in the files of the Bicknell family collection at Marcus’s house, where Valerie has been staying over Christmas. The transcripts help to shed light on life in the Casa Fontanalba and up in the mountains seeking out the botany and the archaeology.Clarence Bicknell, left, Edward Berry standing and his wife Margaret Berry with the cane. At the Casa Fontanalba c.1910

"The Uncle is very well and fat and sunburnt and distinctly “good” as you call it. He seems thoroughly happy here, and enjoys every minute of the days, always “so busy there is not a minute to spare” and “no time to read.”

Read more by clicking here to download the 3-page pdf of the new transcripts.

The photo shows Clarence Bicknell, left, Edward Berry standing and his wife Margaret Berry with the cane. At the Casa Fontanalba c.1910