Letter to Edith Collier from Mary Fuller 8 May 1945

Mary Fuller, Author

This is one of the letters in our collection. It was made in 08 May 1945. The place where it was made is unknown.
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Dear Edith,
Your letter came this morning with its disturbing news of your mothers illness. I do hope that she soon grows well. It’s distressing when illness comes to the older people, but thank goodness she will have help through her daughters, so many cannot get any assistance at all.
I should have written you before, I’ve been so busy, to tell you how pleased I am with the portraits. They are a tremendous help to our show, pull it together. The one of your brother is great & I enjoy the nephew, lovey colours. Archie Sicoll [?] was in town & saw your work for the first time, full of praise, thrilled about it.
I’ve been looking forward to seeing you & hoping you could be here for the opening 18th of May. As I wanted you to come with us. I haven’t been for two years & want someone for support besides having the joy of seeing you. Am only going because Sir Harry Batterbee is to open it, his last time in N.Z. He has been so decent always. If your mothers condition improves come if only for the weekend. I’m sorry I cannot put you up, would if I could but I long to see you.
I’m too worked up tonight, own up to bursting into tears in the train this morning. How [illeg.] shall I have to wait & pray that my friends are still alive. Death & destruction over. The lads safe. Have many letters for you to see. I hope & pray your mother grows well & I long to see you.

Your affectionate
Mary Fuller

I’m sad for those who will still receive bad news, but oh the saving of life from now on
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210 x 295mm
black and white photocopy on paper
Photocopy of a 2 page letter written to Edith Collier from person named Mary Fuller dated May 5th 1945. The letter is handwritten pen on paper. It has a handwritten return address on the top right of: Art Gallery, D.L.C Bldg, Wellington. In the letter Mary asks after Edith’s mother, who is unwell and also expresses her relief the war is ending.
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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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