Letter: To Mrs Garnett
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|Author||Brittain, Vera (1893-1970)|
|Title||Letter: To Mrs Garnett|
|Notes||Nancy Garnett was a friend and neighbour of Vera Brittain in Buxton. When Nancy\'s brother Jerry died at Gallipoli, he was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. Vera, who was stationed nearby as a VAD, visited his grave and wrote to the parents a four page letter of condolence. She describes the location, and apologies for such a lengthy letter but in the absence of being able to visit her own fiance\'s grave (Roland Leighton) she knows how grateful she is when others can visit it and tell her about it. She hopes that her letter brings them comfort.|
This letter was discovered through a public collection event hosted by Age Exchange UK and kindly passed onto the First World War Poetry Digital Archive.
|Item Date||30th November 1916|
|Creation place||Malta (Google Maps)|
|Copyright||The digitised Vera Brittain material may be used for educational purposes only and remains the copyright at all times of the Literary Executors for the Vera Brittain Estate, 1970. In any distribution or display of the material this acknowledgment must be clearly indicated.|
|Digital repository||The First World War Poetry Digital Archive|