The Bergh Family Records

Right Reverend Abbot F Thomas Berg O.S.B.


St. Benedict's Abbey,
Fort Augustus, Scotland.

3 Feb. 1906.

My dear Henry,

I had to come through here by the night train yesterday and so could not break my journey. My opportunity for seeing you will be on my return South in about ten days time. I do not certainly want to stay longer than necessary in this bleak, snow-covered country.

You will be surprised to hear that I am no longer head of Ramsgate monastery. The thirty years there have made every one see that I now need a position with less work and responsibility.

I expect that my future residence will be in some quiet convent in the neighbourhood of London. But so far things are not decided, and I shall by no means be retired. My bodily infirmities are very real now - but I can still do plenty of things.

I will let you know when you may expect me at Leeds.

Love to Annie,

Your affectionate brother,