Letter to Edith Collier from her Father 18 March 1915

Henry Collier, Author

This is one of the letters in our collection. It was made in 18 Mar 1915. The place where it was made is unknown.
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On A. Hatrick & Co Tourist Steamer Proprietors letterhead

March 18, 1915
Dear Edith
We have not heard from you for some time – until the other day – some letters arrived which mother was [illeg.] [illeg.] silly [illeg.] I have been away from home for a wee. So don’t [sic know?] whether you have anything important to [illeg.] - I understand you are still with the private teacher & are not attending any school. I [illeg.] not [illeg.] whether you are taking any lessons on the cello if not I think you had better go to that teacher [illeg.] Herbert has been taking lessons from. Painting shd [should] not take the whole of your time – you shd [should] attend those Sunday afternoon concerts that are held in the Queens Hall – you could attend those alone if you have no one to go with – they will be an education for you – Everything is going in [illeg.] [illeg.] as usual in spite of the war – We have had an extremely dry season. The driest I ever remember – But thank goodness the rain can come at last – I suppose you have heard I have taken up some [illeg.] up the river which has taken up far more of my time then I like – in fact if I had it to do again I would not do – it has taken a lot of cash & given me a lot of worry – The boys have not taken kindly to it & I have had to look after it myself – Frank is [illeg.] on the place subsequently sowing grass – he has [illeg.] Littleton [?] with him & a [illeg.] of [illeg.] I will send
you a chq [cheque] when I get home as I expect you are getting short – I hear you have been staying with the [illeg.] you did not say how John is getting on – we wld like to have heard Mother is always you never write into [illeg.] about anything so that we really know very little of what you are doing – you should try your hand at trying to describe what you do say during a day – say from breakfast to bed time on [illeg.] a visit – to anyone – you have never mentioned Aunty Ada in any of your letters – is she very stiff & [illeg.] or is she genial like? – I am [illeg.] [illeg.] conclude – I suppose you will say I haven’t told you very much but when I say things are much as usual you will know what I mean – I am your affectionate
Hy Collier
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210 x 295mm
black and white photocopy on paper
Photocopy of a 4 page letter written to Edith Collier from her Father dated March 18th 1915. It is handwritten pen on paper but many parts are faded/illegible which made transcribing difficult. The letter has the brand logo of A Hatrick & Co – Tourist Steamer Proprietors on the top.
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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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