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Thorne Mead Nov 27/15

Nabwood Shipley


Dear Arthur


Yours to hand of the 9th which reached me on the 20th. I also received your photos by

the same post which I think does you credit. I also revd during the same week 6 papers which

seemed rather to much to digest and which I assume had been held back some time. If you can let

me have one or two it is quite sufficient but of course this depends on the post office delivering

them. I believe they are very much understaffed if in fact they are knocking off a great many 

deliveries in Shipley they are stopping off delivery of the evening mail. In regard to papers from here

it is impossible for me to send you any direct. All papers for Neutral Countries have to be subscribed

for and must be posted by the newspaper office. I have taken out a subscription for the Bfd Weekly

Telegraph and instructed them to forward to you and you should have received three already.

I notice you have had another advance and are also making money in other ways if this goes on and

you know when you have had enough you will not be long before you are able to wrap up and come

over here, if only for a trip. I see you have been considering (?) the question of starting in business

on your account this is all right and nothing ventured nothing have but study very carefully what you

are doing before committing yourself and in any case go in by yourself. Do not have a partner. It will

very probably be a stiffer fight but the result if you are successful much more satisfactory and if you

find it impossible to start on your own capital. It is much better to wait than start handicapped and

with a partner who's past is at all suspicious.


I feel somewhat amused to find you breaking out into politics and assume this is due to the fact that

you are becoming Americanised but it is a long way from being all over with Old England things are

not bright. They never where in the early stages of an English War. You will remember The Egyptians

War the Fall of Khartoum the sacrifices of General Gordon. The South African War with its Tugela

disaster Magersfontein etc. but the end has always being the same. The resources of England are

such that whatever the result (?) of the land Campaign and the ultimate result of this will be in the

Allies favour. The economic pressure of the Silent British Navy, its effect on the enemy's Trade and

Commerce, and in a substantial degree its effect on the Trade of the world in general will be such

that a more favourable result is assured than one might feel disposed to assume from the present

position of the armies on the various frontiers. I cannot give you any details of the preparation on

this side though these are enormous. And much of what you are doing on yours is brought to notice

through one source or another. I note that the Baldwins Locomotive Works have in hand or completed

an order for 350 Locomotives and further order for 80 went to Canada. These will be very useful to

Russia once the reach here. Last week I saw the wing of an aeroplane (a new one) going down Darley

Street. A small matter but an indication of how the wind blows.


England's weakness (and her Allies) has been the lack of preparations Germanys strength her

complete preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable and which she undertook at a time

she considered most favourable to herself and for which she had organised all her resources in a

most systematic and business-like manner. Still I believe that she received a check which will

eventually prove fatal when she had to turn back from Paris to her present position.

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Thorne Mead Nov 27/15

Nabwood Shipley


Dear Arthur


Yours to hand of the 9th which reached me on the 20th. I also received your photos by

the same post which I think does you credit. I also revd during the same week 6 papers which

seemed rather to much to digest and which I assume had been held back some time. If you can let

me have one or two it is quite sufficient but of course this depends on the post office delivering

them. I believe they are very much understaffed if in fact they are knocking off a great many 

deliveries in Shipley they are stopping off delivery of the evening mail. In regard to papers from here

it is impossible for me to send you any direct. All papers for Neutral Countries have to be subscribed

for and must be posted by the newspaper office. I have taken out a subscription for the Bfd Weekly

Telegraph and instructed them to forward to you and you should have received three already.

I notice you have had another advance and are also making money in other ways if this goes on and

you know when you have had enough you will not be long before you are able to wrap up and come

over here, if only for a trip. I see you have been considering (?) the question of starting in business

on your account this is all right and nothing ventured nothing have but study very carefully what you

are doing before committing yourself and in any case go in by yourself. Do not have a partner. It will

very probably be a stiffer fight but the result if you are successful much more satisfactory and if you

find it impossible to start on your own capital. It is much better to wait than start handicapped and

with a partner who's past is at all suspicious.


I feel somewhat amused to find you breaking out into politics and assume this is due to the fact that

you are becoming Americanised but it is a long way from being all over with Old England things are

not bright. They never where in the early stages of an English War. You will remember The Egyptians

War the Fall of Khartoum the sacrifices of General Gordon. The South African War with its Tugela

disaster Magersfontein etc. but the end has always being the same. The resources of England are

such that whatever the result (?) of the land Campaign and the ultimate result of this will be in the

Allies favour. The economic pressure of the Silent British Navy, its effect on the enemy's Trade and

Commerce, and in a substantial degree its effect on the Trade of the world in general will be such

that a more favourable result is assured than one might feel disposed to assume from the present

position of the armies on the various frontiers. I cannot give you any details of the preparation on

this side though these are enormous. And much of what you are doing on yours is brought to notice

through one source or another. I note that the Baldwins Locomotive Works have in hand or completed

an order for 350 Locomotives and further order for 80 went to Canada. These will be very useful to

Russia once the reach here. Last week I saw the wing of an aeroplane (a new one) going down Darley

Street. A small matter but an indication of how the wind blows.


England's weakness (and her Allies) has been the lack of preparations Germanys strength her

complete preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable and which she undertook at a time

she considered most favourable to herself and for which she had organised all her resources in a

most systematic and business-like manner. Still I believe that she received a check which will

eventually prove fatal when she had to turn back from Paris to her present position.


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  • November 13, 2017 20:30:54 Thomas A. Lingner

    Thorne Mead Nov 27/15

    Nabwood Shipley


    Dear Arthur


    Yours to hand of the 9th which reached me on the 20th. I also received your photos by

    the same post which I think does you credit. I also revd during the same week 6 papers which

    seemed rather to much to digest and which I assume had been held back some time. If you can let

    me have one or two it is quite sufficient but of course this depends on the post office delivering

    them. I believe they are very much understaffed if in fact they are knocking off a great many 

    deliveries in Shipley they are stopping off delivery of the evening mail. In regard to papers from here

    it is impossible for me to send you any direct. All papers for Neutral Countries have to be subscribed

    for and must be posted by the newspaper office. I have taken out a subscription for the Bfd Weekly

    Telegraph and instructed them to forward to you and you should have received three already.

    I notice you have had another advance and are also making money in other ways if this goes on and

    you know when you have had enough you will not be long before you are able to wrap up and come

    over here, if only for a trip. I see you have been considering (?) the question of starting in business

    on your account this is all right and nothing ventured nothing have but study very carefully what you

    are doing before committing yourself and in any case go in by yourself. Do not have a partner. It will

    very probably be a stiffer fight but the result if you are successful much more satisfactory and if you

    find it impossible to start on your own capital. It is much better to wait than start handicapped and

    with a partner who's past is at all suspicious.


    I feel somewhat amused to find you breaking out into politics and assume this is due to the fact that

    you are becoming Americanised but it is a long way from being all over with Old England things are

    not bright. They never where in the early stages of an English War. You will remember The Egyptians

    War the Fall of Khartoum the sacrifices of General Gordon. The South African War with its Tugela

    disaster Magersfontein etc. but the end has always being the same. The resources of England are

    such that whatever the result (?) of the land Campaign and the ultimate result of this will be in the

    Allies favour. The economic pressure of the Silent British Navy, its effect on the enemy's Trade and

    Commerce, and in a substantial degree its effect on the Trade of the world in general will be such

    that a more favourable result is assured than one might feel disposed to assume from the present

    position of the armies on the various frontiers. I cannot give you any details of the preparation on

    this side though these are enormous. And much of what you are doing on yours is brought to notice

    through one source or another. I note that the Baldwins Locomotive Works have in hand or completed

    an order for 350 Locomotives and further order for 80 went to Canada. These will be very useful to

    Russia once the reach here. Last week I saw the wing of an aeroplane (a new one) going down Darley

    Street. A small matter but an indication of how the wind blows.


    England's weakness (and her Allies) has been the lack of preparations Germanys strength her

    complete preparedness for a war which she thought inevitable and which she undertook at a time

    she considered most favourable to herself and for which she had organised all her resources in a

    most systematic and business-like manner. Still I believe that she received a check which will

    eventually prove fatal when she had to turn back from Paris to her present position.


  • November 13, 2017 20:20:41 Thomas A. Lingner

    Thorne Mead Nov 27/15

    Nabwood Shipley


    Dear Arthur


    Yours to hand of the 9th which reached me on the 20th. I also received your photos by

    the same post which I think does you credit. I also revd during the same week 6 papers which

    seemed rather to much to digest and which I assume had been held back some time. If you can let

    me have one or two it is quite sufficient but of course this depends on the post office delivering

    them. I believe they are very much understaffed if in fact they are knocking off a great many 

    deliveries in Shipley they are stopping off delivery of the evening mail. In regard to papers from here

    it is impossible for me to send you any direct. All papers for Neutral Countries have to be subscribed

    for and must be posted by the newspaper office. I have taken out a subscription for the Bfd Weekly

    Telegraph and instructed them to forward to you and you should have received three already.

    I notice you have had another advance and are also making money in other ways if this goes on and

    you know when you have had enough you will not be long before you are able to wrap up and come

    over here, if only for a trip. I see you have been considering (?) the question of starting in business

    on your account this is all right and nothing ventured nothing have but study very carefully what you

    are doing before committing yourself and in any case go in by yourself. Do not have a partner. It will

    very probably be a stiffer fight but the result if you are successful much more satisfactory and if you

    find it impossible to start on your own capital. It is much better to wait than start handicapped and

    with a partner who's past is at all suspicious.


    I feel somewhat amused to find you breaking out into politics and assume this is due to the fact that

    you are becoming Americanised but it is a long way from being all over with Old England

    things are not bright. They never where were in the early stages of an English War. You will remember

    The Egyptian Wall the Fall of Khartoum the death

    & sacrifice of General Gordon.  The South African

    War with its Tugela disaster  Magesformation  etc.

    but the end has always being the same. The

    resources of England are such that whatever the

    result of the Land Campaign & the ultimate result

    of this will be in the Allies favour. The economic

    pressure of the Silent British Navy its effect on

    the enemy's trade & commerce  & in a substantial

    degree its effect on the Trade of the world in general

    will be such that a more favourable result is

    assured than one might feel disposed to assume

    from the present position of the armies on the various

    frontiers. I cannot give you any details of the preparation

    on this side though these are enormous & much of

    what you are doing on yours is brought to notice through

    one source or another.  I note that the Baldwin

    Locomotive Works have on hand or completed an order for

    320 Locomotives & Further order for 80 went to Canada.


  • November 13, 2017 20:06:58 Thomas A. Lingner

    Thorne Mead Nov 27/15

    Nabwood Shipley


    Dear Arthur


    Yours to hand of the 9th what reached me

    on the 20th. I also received your photo by the same

    post which I think does you credit. I also received during

    the same week 6 papers which seemed rather to much

    to digest & which I assume had been held back some

    time.  If you can let me have one or two it is quite

    sufficient but of course this will depend on the post

    office delivery there. I believe they are very much

    understaffed if in fact they are knocking off a great

    1. of deliveries in Shipley they are stopping off delivery

    of the evening mail. In regard to papers from

    here it is impossible for me to send you any

    direct all papers for Neutral Countries have

    to be subscribed for & Must be posted by the

    Newspaper office. I have taken out a subscription

    for the Bfd Weekly Telegraph & instructed them

    to forward to you & you should have received three

    already. I notice you have had another advance

    & are also making money in other ways if this goes

    on & you know when you have had enough you will

    not be long before you are able to wrap up & come

    over here if only for a trip.  I see you have been

    considering the question of starting in business on your

    account. This is all right nothing ventured nothing

    have but study very carefully what you are doing

    before committing yourself & in any case go in by

    yourself do not have a partner ´╗┐That's very probably


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