Letter, Percy R Manson

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Letter and envelope from Percy R Manson.

a) Letter from Trooper Percy Manson to his sister Mabel on 7 November 1916 from Egypt. The letter reads:
My Dear May,
Just a note to let you know I am still alive & keeping in the best of health & hope you are keeping the same. Very pleased to get that most welcome letter which came to hand yesterday, & also that one Viv wrote. How is your husband getting on at the ranch he must be very bust now looking after all those lambs. I suppose you are waiting anxiously for the wool sale when you will be able to sit in the dress circle amongst the sheep farmers & have the pleasure of listening to for the price your wool fetches. I had forty eight hours leave and went to Port Said & had a most glorious time. I had my picture taken down there. I sent four to Mother so I suppose they will reach home before this letter. I was quite surprised when I heard that Walter had enlisted. I bet Clive will miss him. The weather has changed considerably since winter has come the evenings are quite chilly. We have some nice snakes over here, the boys kill one nearly every day. Well May, I think I will have to close now. Hoping this short note will find you in the best of health as it leaves me.
I am Your loving brother
Percy R Manson.

b) Military issue envelope for use on active service. Addressed to Mrs S Manson.
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Ink and pencil on paper.
Length x Width: 525 x 200mm
Length x Width: 152 x 103mm
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from the Viv Millin Collection
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m2002/25/452, 70196

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