The letter was written by Alice Webb to her brother Edmond Webb on 2 July 1917 and is addressed, Ormondville. In the letter Alice writes that her mother, Patty, had a slight stroke about 5 o'clock on 1 July. She appeared to get better but then got progressively worse. Her face became twisted, speech almost unintelligible, she swallowed with difficulty and her left side became afflicted. They phoned for the doctor but as he had to come from Waipawa he had not arrived. Alice had to go to Dannevirke as Mr Robertshawe, who was away, had left the office in her charge. She finishes the letter by saying that Patty was, quite conscious.
Alice Frances Webb; 1876; 10 Nov 1962
02 Jul 1917
Handwritten in pencil on paper.
Height x Width: 252 x 204mm
Patty Webb; 1833; 08 Dec 1923
from the estate of Miss Elizabeth Webb