The stories behind the letters – The Clarkson family

A recent addition to our digital collection: Letters and memorabilia from the Clarkson family. This small collection of letters and memorabilia from Frank (William Francis) Clarkson to his sister Margaret Clarkson (Garton), 1918 and a letter written by Emerson Clarkson, Palestine, to his sister Lydia, in 1917. Librarian Sue Colyer has inside knowledge of these…
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Yours truly, Cecil

I have been reading a collection of letters by Cecil Malthus, who spent three years in service in the 1st Canterbury Battalion during the First World War. The letters, which were written to his wife-to-be Hazel, are on our website. They chronicle Cecil's time in the army from when he went into camp in April…
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