Letter, Driver Hugh McConnell to Master Geoffrey Quilter ; McConnell, Hugh Brown...
Letter, Driver Hugh McConnell to Master Geoffrey QuilterAbout this object
Letter; dated 14 November 1944 from Driver Hugh Brown McConnell to his young nephew Geoffrey Quilter. After the death of Geoffrey's father, Lieutenant Thomas Quilter
, Geoffrey's uncles wrote several caring letters to their nephew.
As a quirky parallel we also have postcard written to Hugh McConnell by his uncle during World War One.
Hugh also writes to his sister Clara Quilter at the end of the letter. The Quilter and McConnell families wrapped themselves around Clara and Geoffrey. Clara lived in Mataura for the rest of her life later marrying Ray Hicks in 1951. After finishing school, Geoffrey followed in his father's footsteps as a forester with the N.Z. Forest Service.
We have a significant collection of Thomas, Clara and Geoffrey Quilter's papers and personal effects. Collectively they provide a closer insight as to how World War Two affected a local family.
Letter writerDate Made
processed material, paperMeasurements
Letter: h 105mm x w 125mm
Thomas and Clara Quilter collectionCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type