The Soldier's Letter
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TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: Just a P. C. to let you know I am still at Wareham. Several have been picked to go away but I havent for once. Hefstonstalls son is a soldier down here, who Fred use to work for. Will write again later Love to all Charlie; SENT TO: Mr [and] Mrs Louise; 38 [illegible] Avenue; [illegible] Road; [illegible] Park; Harrogate; Yorkshire
Description(Black and White) This postcard is a poem text printed on blue card with a rough image of a military camp at the top. The card provides a preprinted line for the sender to write who the card is "from." The stamp is British, green and cost halfpenny. The postmark information is cut off but the date and time of October 13, 1917 at 10:30 P.M. is clear. The card was sent from Charlie to Mr. and Mrs. Louise in Yorkshire to update them on his whereabouts.
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.
L. W. [author]; Louise, Charlie [writer of accompanying material] (2011). The Soldier's Letter. DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from