Letter to Edith Collier from her brother Harry January 8 1910

Harry Collier, Author

This is one of the letters in our collection. It was made in 08 Jan 1910. The place where it was made is unknown.
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Dear Edith,
I felt that it was high time that I wrote to you and here it is. Thank you very much for the book you sent me. I only just finished it this morning and a real good one it was to. I was interested it it from start to finish. There is a lot of sound logic in it that is worth reading a dozen times. I wonder what you have been doing with yourself these holidays did you have any campings out at the beach. If you did what great sport you ought to have had. It’s the place alright to have a good time. We expected Mum, yourself & Thea up when Dad came up last time and we were very disappointed. Mrs Barclay especially so. Mrs Barclay is one woman in a thousand you should have seen what we had for Christmas. Frank I suppose gave you a good idea but its not that altogether she has been working like a nigger darning our socks, singlets and mending our shirts & pants and I know what not. We have been having some very heavy showers of rain which has put the shearing back. But if we get two more fine days it will just about see the shearing out & believe me I shall not be at all sorry. Mrs Sow and her baby girl are up at Livingstone’s again and why the [illeg.] dont you come up there is any amount of room there are two bedrooms not being used at all. I want you to do one a particular favour Edith and that is to send up that dark best [illeg.] of clothes of mine as I am going out to a wedding one of our neighbours Braddley and then to follow on like I have got an invitation to go to a [illeg.] dance the winding up of the shearing so I want you [expressly?] to send those clothes now don’t forget Edith I ask you can understand you will put [illeg.] pot On all my fun and that comes not often enough. I wish we had a piano up here so that we could hear music now and again. Dad’s a queer chap you would think he would have that luxury when he has a shop full of them. It would be a change appreciated by us colts to hear the cello & the piano but such things are not to be. I going to write to that clever young lady Thea shortly. I see by the paper she took a couple of prizes for lessons. Well you thank Mum for the book she gave me and just throw her a hint that its time I was having a letter from her. Give my [?paper] kisses to all
Your loving brother
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210 x 295mm
black and white photocopy on paper
Photocopy of a 2 page letter to Edith Collier from her brother Harry, dated January 8th 19 [illeg. 1910?]. The letter is handwritten pen on paper. In the letter Harry thanks Edith for a book she sent him and tells her he was disappointed she did not visit when their Dad last came up. He mentions he is missing the sound of music and would love there to be a piano so he could hear some. He urges Edith to come and visit and also asks her to post some of his fancy clothing as he has some formal events to attend.
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Collection of The Edith Collier Trust, in the permanent care of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui.
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Circa 1985



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