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

Name/Title

Letter, Driver Hugh McConnell to Master Geoffrey Quilter

About this object

Letter; dated 10 March 1945 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.

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.

Maker

McConnell, Hugh Brown

Maker Role

Letter writer

Date Made

10.03.1945

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

processed material, paper

Measurements

Letter: h 105mm x w 125mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords

military

Subject and Association Keywords

military/world war two

Subject and Association Keywords

people

Collection

Thomas and Clara Quilter collection

Credit Line

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

Object Type

document

Object number

MT2015.20.87

Copyright Licence  

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