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December 2nd 1914 - Letter from Polly Robinson to her sister, Eugénie Sladden

2nd December 1914
Correspondence From
Polly Robinson, Carlisle House, 8 Cheriton Place, Folkestone
Correspondence To
Eugénie Sladden, no address given but assumed to be at Seward House, Badsey
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Text of Letter

Carlisle House
8 Cheriton Place

2nd December 1914

My dear Eugénie

Thank you for your letter. I am writing to wish you many happy returns of your birthday tomorrow and enclose a cheque for £1 with which you will be able to get some little thing you have a fancy for. Fred came in this morning and told us the good news that Courtney had got “the distinguished service order”. I am glad it was for something he helped to make a success about two days before he was wounded, it is nice for Fred in the midst of all his troubles to have that to cheer him, you will of course have seen it in The Times, I had not come to it when Fred came in. Courtney is now at Newcastle, but very likely will not be there long. Fred brought better news of Florence today, she has been in her room a good deal since they arrived at the Vicarage, she has every comfort there and it seems a very warm house. Fred will take her to Clifton next week I think and they will I expect make a long stay at Selena’s house, and she will be at home sometimes when she can manage to have her invalid cousins. I wonder when George will leave for the front, you will be very anxious then, dear, but he will love to go and will be followed by many prayers. I am so glad Mary and Arthur are together again. I expect she will help with the wounded. I can quite imagine the men liking Cyril, I suppose later on he too will be going to the front. It was very nice seeing Julius and I thought he looked so well and seemed so cheerful. I am thankful to say my neck is quite cured, so we are going home next Tuesday. I am going to see the Doctor tomorrow as I wish to feel quite safe in leaving Folkestone. I think the electric treatment has cured the wound. Harry is now quartered at Windsor, so I do not expect we shall see much of him, although he hopes to come home on Sundays, still I shall be satisfied even if he can’t come, for I shall feel he is serving his country at this terrible time. Geoffrey Lambert is a Private in I think the “Inns of Court”, he came home for a short time the other day, he is keeping very well.

Anna joins me in love to you all. Dalgarno will come down to me after tea, he likes that, I like to have him.

Your loving sister
Mary Anna Robinson

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1 double sheet of notepaper
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Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service
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