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June 1st 1915 - Letter from Mela Brown Constable to her fiancé, Cyril E Sladden Esq

1st June 1915
Correspondence From
Mela Brown Constable, Sisters' Quarters, University House, 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham
Correspondence To
Cyril E Sladden Esq, 9th Worcesters, Officers' Mess, Blackdown Camp, near Farnborough
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Sisters' Quarters, University House

1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham

June 1st 1915

My own dear Cyril

I’m scribbling this while waiting to be interviewed by the Matron and Medical Officer in attendance.

First impressions very good – am billeted in the Sisters’ Quarters for which I am very thankful, and not in the houses in the Bristol Road.  There is a beautiful garden and the room I share with Miss Holtom from Cleeve overlooks it.  It is a very nice airy room.

Mustoe gave me some beautiful flowers before I came away.

I have already seen several nurses I know who are now Sisters, so do not feel very strange.

No time for me.

Best love from


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Envelope containing 1 sheet of notepaper
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Imperial War Museum
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