A letter consisting of a single sheet of white paper folded on the left-hand side and handwritten in black ink, from a boy to his 'Dear Mamma'. He tells of his academic progress and also begs for food (pork) to be sent as other boys have received theirs already! On the back is a postmark which reads 'Putney, MR26/183', another stamped as 'Night, MR26/1833', and a blob of black sealing-wax.
Marks and inscriptions
In the top right-hand corner: 'Putney March 25 Monday'