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A letter to Genevieve...

This is a letter written to Genevieve James about her mother Cornelia that we received recently from a lady called Dora Brown. Dora used to work as a seamstress for Cornelia James in the 1940s. This letter reflects on her fond memories of her time spent working in the factory with Cornelia and is a little glimpse into their time together… Dear Genevieve, I feel I may call you by name by virtue of the fact that I am eighty now and I used to work for your mother long before you were born and I would like to tell you what a wonderful person she was then-  hardworking, sweet and funny and we all adored her. I joined her little...

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