January 1837

From the Mann-Dobrée letters, in the Library.

Martha Mann to her brother James, 30th January 1837.

We have had such a wind Mrs Sleate's chimney has been blown down.

Fred Mann jnr. to James. We have had a very severe winter. The snow has been in every part of the Island at least six inches deep through in some places, specially in the Fort Road, it was the same number of feet. There has been no ice which I am sorry for as the pond has been hard enough to bear me. I am still in the fourth form at College under Mr. Dobrée. I do not find the work of that form so difficult now as I did when I first entered it. We have 30 lines of Virgil and generally about forty or fifty of Sallust; as I do not learn Greek I have on the Greek weeks not much to do. The Influenza is raging here all over the Island have had it. There are only 29 out of seventy boys [in College.]