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  • Title
    Series 19: Letters from the Front, mostly to Mrs John Robertson, 1914-1918, 1941
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 4997/Box 64b
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Physical Description
    0.25 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript
  • Scope and Content
    Letters, mostly to Mrs John Robertson ('Babs' or 'Mrs Jack') from enlisted men formerly employed at Toganmain, neighbours and others. Includes letters from Mesopotamia, Egypt, Belgium, France and Gallipoli containing information about the conditions, battle methodology and technology including bombs, zeppelins, aeroplanes and air raids. Describe events experienced, leave, London and Paris during the war, descriptions of the countryside, and conditions in the mud and trenches.

    Includes one WWII letter: from Hector Forsayth on active service in Syria, 1941 (Item 18).

    ITEM 01
    James Wilkie letters, ca. 1914-1918

    ITEM 02
    J. B. Metcalfe letters, 1915-1918

    ITEM 03
    John Chute (Jock) Ellis letters, 1915-1917, with letter from T. C. Ellis, 1917

    ITEM 04
    John Chute Ellis letters, 1915-1917

    ITEM 05
    Letters from 'Sam' to Mrs John Robertson, 1914-1915

    ITEM 06:
    Letter from 'Peter' to Mrs John Robertson, 1916

    ITEM 07
    Martin Gibbins letter, 1916

    ITEM 08
    Bertie Macnamara letter, 1916

    ITEM 09
    Ernest S. Kirby letter, 1916

    ITEM 10
    J. S. D. Walker letters, 1916

    ITEM 11
    James Ayre letter, 1916

    ITEM 12
    Dave Peter letter, 1916

    ITEM 13
    Alison Walker letters, 1916

    ITEM 14
    Letters from 'Stuart' to Mrs John Robertson, 1917

    ITEM 15
    C.A. Verge letter, ca. 1914-1918

    ITEM 16
    Letter to Mrs John Robertson from ? Davis, 25 September 1916

    ITEM 17
    W. Reginald R. Hunch letter, 1915

    ITEM 18
    Letter to Mrs Robertson from Hector Forsayth, 10 September 1941
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed: Author has been deceased for more than 50 years
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
  • Alphanumeric designations

    Series 19 was given call number MLMSS 4997/64/1 in the hard copy Guide to this collection, with its constituent items numbered 1A-1R. These correspond to current Box 64b / Items 1-18. Box 64a now houses Series 08: Rainfall observations - Toganmain (MLMSS 4997/64/2 and MLMSS 4997/64/3 in the hard copy Guide).
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