Postcard, Percy R Manson

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Postcard and envelope from Percy R Manson.

a) Imageless postcard dated 31 March 1917 from Palestine. Dear Mother,
Just a card to let you know I am still alive & keeping in the best of health & hope you are keeping the same. I have not had much time for writing as we have been shifting around for this last week or two. I am expecting the mail from NZ any day now it is over a week overdue now. How are all the folks at home. I suppose you will soon be having Walter home from camp for his final leave. The war does not look as if it is coming to an end yet. I don’t think Kitchner (sic) was very far wrong when he said it would last three years. The weather is getting hot again. I don’t think it will be so hot this year as last as we are getting into better country now. I was talking to Bert Houghton the other day: he wishes to be remembered to you all. Well Mother I will have to close now. Hoping this will find you in the best of health.
I am, Your loving son,
P R Manson

b) Military issue envelope for use on Active Service. Addressed to Mrs S Manson.
Production technique
Media/Materials description
a) Green ink on card.
b) Pencil on paper.
Length x Width: 140 x 86mm
Length x Width: 150 x 101mm
Tpr P R Manson, Inscription, Handwritten
Mrs S Manson, Napier Terrace, Napier, Inscription, Handwritten
Mounted Brigade Field Office / 2 April, Stamp, Stamped
Subject date
31 Mar 1917
Credit line
from the Viv Millin Collection
Other number(s)
m2002/25/432, 70263

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