WW1 letter sheet sent from LC Murdoch Munro to Miss Mary C Munro, dated 30th May 1915

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Title

WW1 letter sheet sent from LC Murdoch Munro to Miss Mary C Munro, dated 30th May 1915

Creator

Munro, Murdoch (1895-1961)

Publisher

Lodgepunk.com
Lodgepunk.com

Language

en-GB; fr-FR

Coverage

Calais (France)
Postmark Army Post Office S14

Description

A pictorial lettersheet whereby sheet of paper can be folded and sealed around edges and sent without need for envelope making it lighter for transport. French decorative print motif of 'Poilu' translated as 'hairy one'; which is an endearing term for a French World War 1 infantryman. Murdoch mentions hose tops; a type of footless sock or caddie. 1 item (1 page).

Worktype

Letter

ID

LET_19150530

Cultural Context

French; Scottish

Date

1915-05-30

Subject

Pictorial lettersheet;
glengarriesĀ (bonnets (Scottish caps);
Great Britain. Army. Seaforth Highlanders;
Military uniforms'
Military life;
Personal correspondence;
World War, 1914-1918--France

Inscription

Producer's inscription: Republique Francaise Carte-Lettre du 'Poilu' with motif of soldier; Written inscription: D A Mackenzie

Measurements

18.4 cm (height) x 13.9 cm (width)

Material

Black ink on paper

Technique

Handwriting; Printing techniques

Style Period

Twentieth century

Rights

Murdoch Munro Collection (1914-1919) by Erika Nygard is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Transcription

C/O Capt Mackenzie
Asst MLO
A.P.O. S14 30th May

Dear Mary,
I received your post card last night not much news you know. But I am glad to see that you seem to like your work alright Well I am still living in the same old way only in a different part of the town and in a big empty house like the last one. I have to be down at the Capts at 6:30 in the moring but have nothing to do the rest of the day but call at the P.O. for letters twice a day. Could you possibly get a Glengarry bonnet for me a Seaforth one you know do try & give me all news
Love from Dodo
A pair of hose tops to if you can

Collection

Citation

Munro, Murdoch (1895-1961), “WW1 letter sheet sent from LC Murdoch Munro to Miss Mary C Munro, dated 30th May 1915,” Murdoch Munro Collection (1914-1919), accessed August 14, 2020, http://www.lodgepunk.com/MMC/items/show/45.

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