This letter has been handed down through the generations and wound up in my mother’s possession. The envelope that the letter was in was addressed to a Mrs William Russell of Miami, Florida. Across the top of the envelope, it had “Record of Beattie Family from Edith” written on it. I don’t know who she is yet, but suspect that she is a descendant of one of the Edith Beattie’s born in Birkenhead. She also wrote her own notes on the original letter.