Betty Jamieson was the daughter of Charles and
Isa Jamieson, formerly of Brechin. Betty wrote
many letters to her father during separations.
Betty and her mother frequently spent holidays
in Brechin with Uncle Willie at the Clydesdale
Bank House. Betty would write to her father in
London, enclosing drawings with her letters. Her
letters are written in a neat childish hand and
tell stories about the activities and thoughts
of Pooh Bear. They are warm and affectionate letters.
In 1929 when Betty was only 9 years old she wrote
the following to her father:
My Dear Father,
Thank you very much for the P.C. you sent me,
they were really cockneys. Pooh would like to
know when Master is coming so as he can count
the days on his paws till Master comes. It has
been very wet in Brechin since Wednesday afternoon.
But Uncle Willie is planning to take us somewhere
if it keeps fine. Yesterday morning I went through
to the Bank to count some money. Give my love
and Poohs love to the 2 Pussies and Granny Aunt
Kate and Aunt Molly.
Now I must stop as I have got to leave room for
Mother to add something.
Betty. 17 August