Letter to Edith Collier from her brother Harry 21 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,
I’m very glad of the Punch & mags. Thanks very much also the books which I shall endeavour to inwardly digest thereof. Yes I know there is a very special reason but just for my own benefit I want to read more because I’m very lax in [illeg.] reading is a little exercise for the mind as [illeg.] Lorraine said “blow your nose try to dust your mind I’ll so some reading to get dust up. I cant do enough of it as I’m rusty.
You are a decent putting in a word or two [illeg.] sister it is much better for you to get in a quiet word though don’t say anything at all definite for [illeg.] [illeg.] make like I tried & you made me wise strange to say Ive written to Grandma just the other day yes it is quite a bon idea giving Granny one of me as you suggest & Uncle Arthur too not Uncle Jack yes I’d like you to address it to Jamie Parkes. Group eh! Some I think I’ll leave it to what you like best so long as something simple & nice comes along I shall be very pleased to have it. Something fairly small will do nicely.
Very disappointing for both parties [illeg.] wd (would) be most annoyed & can guess.
Am waking quite well & getting sober as ever again. I’m keeping a very firm hold indeed on myself as regards love.
Well Edward how’s miss [Bren?] I must close now Ed as I’ve got to do a shoot first thing before breakfast love from Bubs,
Your aff brother X
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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. It is handwritten in pencil and dated January 19, 1918. The letterhead has a Royal Flying Corps logo stamped on it in blue ink. Harry tells Edith he has been reading a lot, says he will be on leave in a month’s time. The weather has turned bad and Harry has been sick for a couple of days. He tells Edith of his desire to take her up in his aeroplane, and mentions that he made his observer sick by doing turns that were too steep. He enjoyed Manchester, and says he ought to write to Reg.
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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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