Battle of the Baltic
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TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: Dear Eileen; I have finished my socks and am going to make Harry some mother is doing a cholera belt we are not having very nice weather now heaps of love and kisses Connie x x x x x x x x x x x x; SENT TO: Miss Carter; Barton House; Meonstoke Bps: Waltham; Hants
Description(Color) This card depicts the image of Hortio Nelson, a celebrated British war hero from British history. Campbell's poem, "Battle of the Baltic," was written well before World War I, but a short portion is exhibited on this card. The image of Nelson on the card most likely coincides with the beginning of the poem, where he is referenced. Behind Nelson's image are four flags: The White Ensign (used by the Royal Navy), St. Patrick's cross (Ireland), St. Andrew's cross (Scotland) and the Union Flag of the United Kingdom. The affixed stamp is crooked (tilted to the left), and is a green, British, halfpenny stamp. The card is postmarked 10:15 A.M. on September 12, 1914. The card is for Eileen Carter, at Barton House, Meonstoke, Bps, Waltham Hants, from Connie.
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.
Campbell, Thomas, 1777-1844 [author]; Connie [writer of accompanying material] (2011). Battle of the Baltic. PHYSICAL: W. & K. (London (Europe, United Kingdom, England, Greater London)); DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from