New College Junior School,
Feb 4 / 97
Dear Sir George Grey
Thank you much for the words of sympathy with my little story sent me
by your letter.
Mr Molteno writes that we may call & see you for a few moments on
Sunday afternoon. We shall come at three o'clock in the hope of seeing
you. You are the one man of the English race, now alive, with regard
to whom, I feel, that I should like to remember all my life, that I
once shook hands with him. I will however not be the first time of my
When I was a baby of about two ^or three^ months old, in some of your
travels in Africa you came to the mission station where my parents
lived. I was very delicate & supposed to be dying. My mother told me
that you took me in your arms & said “Poor little Baby, Is it so ill
Whenever during my childhood my brothers or the other children used to
tease me about anything, I always had the response “Ah but Sir George
didn't hold you in his arms!” & I always found their respect for
me very much increased after that!! I think I have
it was at the time
when you were travelling with Prince Alfred.
I am very grateful to the friend who read my little story & liked, & I
hope I shall meet her on Sunday.
I am, dear Sir George Grey
, yours with grateful affection