Letter, Robert Ward

Ward, Robert
Production date
11 Nov 1914
Current rights
Public Domain
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Object detail

Brief Description
a) Letter to Mabel Ward from her brother Robert Ward who is staying at the Empire Hotel, Napier. The letter is dated 11th November 1914 and follows the death of their father John Patrick Ward at Napier Hospital. The letter describes the funeral and burial service, including contributions from the Hawke's Bay Veterans' Association.

b) Envelope addressed to Miss Ward, The School Maharahara West, Maharahara.

Both envelope and letter have a black border signifying the death of a close relative.
Production date
11 Nov 1914
Production period
Media/Materials description
Handwritten on black ink on black edged paper. The right hand corner of the envelope on which the stamp was placed has been cut out.
Height x Width: 228 x 178mm
Height x Width: 95 x 120mm
Maharahara postmark, Stamp, Stamped
Maharahara West postmark, Stamp, Stamped
Subject period
Subject date
11 Nov 1914
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2016/9
Collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2016/9
Credit line
Gifted by Pat Robinson
Other number(s)
2016/9, 94069
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