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    War, needlework & flowers: Letters to Granny during World War One

    van der Molen, Miriam (2018) War, needlework & flowers: Letters to Granny during World War One. Archives and Records Association Ireland Newsletter.

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    Five sisters, Jens, Mildred, Molly, Harriett and Honor Edmonds wrote letters to their grandmother, Harriett Perry, during World War One. They were in Bedford, England, while their grandmother lived in King’s County [Offaly]. It is lovely to have an insight into the children’s daily lives and to see certain things mentioned in one child’s letter correlating with its mention in another child’s letter. Christmas and birthdays and the presents they received are important events and three of the girls also mention the visit of a German and other war-related things. Needlework is also something mentioned more than once. What follows is a short journey through the letters covering these topics.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: War; needlework; flowers; Letters; Granny; World War One;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 9328
    Depositing User: Miriam van der Molen
    Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2018 14:15
    Journal or Publication Title: Archives and Records Association Ireland Newsletter
    Publisher: Archives and Records Association Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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