The father of Frank's wife (Jennie Dickson) was Alexander Dickson. Frank often refers to him as "the old gentleman" in his diary but uses his first name here. Jennie's brother was also named Alexander, and Frank will usually refer to him throughout the diary as "Alex." One of Frank's good friends was Jim Dickson (already referred to in a previous note), another son of the elder Dickson. For obvious reasons these members of the Dickson family are mentioned frequently.