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Correspondence Between Emilie Robertson and Leigh Neill


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Text
Description:
This item consists of a postcard and a letter sent by Leigh Neill to Emilie Robertson while Leigh was serving for Canada in the First World War. The postcard indicates that he was in the hospital due to an arm injury suffered in battle while the letter indicates that he has nearly recovered.
Date of Publication:
1917
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
2002.061.262
Collection:
Mel Robertson Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.1034566579619 Longitude: -80.4292988354492
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Recommended Citation:
Correspondence Between Emilie Robertson and Leigh Neill, 1917. Burford Township Historical Society, Item No. 2002.061.262.
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Full Text

Postcard Front:

FIELD

POST CARD

The address

only to be

written on

this side. If

anything else

is added, the

post card will

be destroyed.

Miss Emilie Robertson

Burford

Ont

Canada

Postcard Back:

NOTHING is to be written on this side except

the date and signature of the sender. Sentences

not required may be erased. If anything else is

added the post card will be destroyed.

(Postage must be prepaid on any letter or post card

addressed to the sender of this card)

I am quite well

and hope to be discharged soon.

Letter follows at first opportunity

I have received no letter from you

lately.

Signature

only

Leigh V. Neill

Date July 1st 1917

Letter Page 1:

Cdn. Convalescent Hospital

Woodcote Park Epson

"B" Div Hut 19

September 4 - 1918

Dear Friend,

[Well shame]

been here a week

now so will try and

write a letter or

two. I haven't

received any mail

from Canada since I

was wounded but

it will no doubt

get here [some] day.

This is a [great]

camp. There is room

for 4000 men. But

it isn't near full

although there is

a good many

coming in now

Letter Page 2:

my wound is nearly

better. I am taking

massage and other

things to keep my

arm from getting stiff.

It will be as good

as ever it was

in another month.

I have been up to

London one afternoon

on Pass But is is

such a big place.

I saw a very good

Baseball match and

then went to a theatre.

We have [YM's] &

Canteens. There also is

a big Moving Picture

show on the grounds

so we have a fairly

good time.

I will close for time

Leigh

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Correspondence Between Emilie Robertson and Leigh Neill


This item consists of a postcard and a letter sent by Leigh Neill to Emilie Robertson while Leigh was serving for Canada in the First World War. The postcard indicates that he was in the hospital due to an arm injury suffered in battle while the letter indicates that he has nearly recovered.