Cook's Balmoral Hotel

Portobello, Edinburgh

Postcard posted 1905

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Cook's Balmoral Hotel, Portobello

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Richard Keltie, whose great-grandmother opened this hotel

 

Cook's Balmoral Hotel

Portobello

Thank you to Richard Keltie, Glasgow, for allowing me to reproduce the picture above.  This is the back of a postcard view of his great grandmother's hotel, Cook's Balmoral Hotel at Portobello, Edinburgh.

Postcard by an unidentified publisher  -  Cook's Balmoral Hotel, Portobello

Richard wrote:

Back of the Postcard

"Although the postcard was addressed to my grandfather Robert Keltie, it was clearly intended for his wife, Mattie's sister Mary Cook, my grandmother.

It's a quirky note from Mattie, apparently describing murder most foul !!!

'Dear Sis, Snatcher my old pal died last week. Some brute poisoned my pet. Write & console me soon.  Mat.'."

Richard Keltie, Glasgow, Scotland:  December 6, 2008

 

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