This particular piece of ephemera, a letter sent to a customer of John Martin’s, Mrs E A Bates of Penneshaw, King Island. The Bates family, the earliest settlers of King Island, South Australia.
In excellent condition with accompanying envelope and Penneshaw postmark on the back of the envelope.
“John Martin & Company Limited Merchant Drapers and Importers.
Adelaide March 16th 1906.
Mrs E A Bates, Sea View Villa, Penneshaw, K.I.
Goods ordered have been forwarded per To-day’s Mail. We beg to state that the Silk is nearest we can supply or procure to pattern. As Navy Hose are not obtainable we have taken the liberty of sending Black and trust same will prove suitable.
Thanking you for your favor, and assuring you of our best attention at all times.
We are, dear Madam,
John Martin and Company Limited”