The Day (1)
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TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: Many Thank for P- just what I would love happy Xmas S.; SENT TO: Miss Smith; Wier Bank; Broom Rd; Teddington
Description(Color) This postcard is a reprinting of Chappell's poem, "The Day," reprinted from London's "Daily Express." The card indicates that this particular poem elevated Chappell to the "rank of a national poet." Because of his work as a porter at a Bath station, his nickname is the "Bath Railway Poet." The British, green, halfpenny stamp is cleary postmarked Cosham, 11:30 A.M. on December 24, 1914. The card is sent to "Miss Smith," for Christmas, from "S."
This collection previously belonged to Dominic Hibberd, an English biographer most noted for the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Harold Monro, World War I poets. He collected these postcards for research purposes.
Chappell, Henry, 1871- [author] (2011). The Day (1). DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from