Letter to Edith Collier from her brother Harry 4 October 1917

Harry Collier, Author

This is one of the letters in our collection. It was made in 04 Oct 1917. The place where it was made is unknown.
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Dear Ed,
Just a line or two. I have struck a decent show or squadron and am very comfortable. I am quite settled down in my new quarters which are very much better than I ever dreamt they wd [would] be.
I know a chap here Sharpe who is a brother-in-law of Sisters. He has been awfully decent [?Also] in putting one straight. I’m sure it is through him I have had the advantages of a few things.
I like my machine which is allotted to me it is a brand new bus. Also my observer is an old hand of the [?game] & a very nice sort of chap. We wont have any trouble in getting along together.
I’ve been along the line two or three times seen [illeg.] about in their busses but not [illeg.] with any. Not looking for it either. I find the chaps are a good crowd & wont be having half a time with them.
I saw Drewitt Sharland & sister the other night needless to say we had a night out I believe I told you about it. Very pleased to get your letter with Thea’s enclosed. You mention that the photo’s arrived hope to see them soon. I’m pleased you like yourself I hope you wont throw me into shadow too much. Am quite keen to see what we look like.
[illeg.] weather seems to be starting glad I[illeg.] in time to do a bit of flying.
Wish to hear from you soon Ed.
Your affectionate brother
Remember to [illeg.] if she is with you
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210 x 295mm
black and white photocopy on paper
Photocopy of a two page letter to Edith Collier from her brother Harry. The letter is handwritten in ink and is dated October 4, 1919. Harry is happy with his new quarters and is getting along with others in the squadron, including his observer, who is experienced. He is also happy with his aircraft. He mentions that he went out one night with three friends and thanks Edith for sending her letter with Thea’s letter also enclosed. He notes that rough weather is starting and is relieved he was able to do some flying before it started.
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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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