Letter, Driver Hugh McConnell to Master Geoffrey Quilter ; McConnell, Hugh Brown...


Letter, Driver Hugh McConnell to Master Geoffrey Quilter

About 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.


McConnell, Hugh Brown

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Letter writer

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Medium and Materials

processed material, paper


Letter: h 105mm x w 125mm

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

military/world war two

Subject and Association Keywords



Thomas and Clara Quilter collection

Credit Line

From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.

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