Letter, Driver Charles McConnell to Master Geoffrey Quilter ; McConnell, Charles...
Letter, Driver Charles McConnell to Master Geoffrey QuilterAbout this object
Letter; dated 21 November 1944 from Driver Charles Lancelot 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.
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 95mm x w 125mm
Thomas and Clara Quilter collectionCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type