Document 407

Biggam Collection Letter: 14

Author(s): May Kirkland

Copyright holder(s): Mr William Biggam




Dear Mrs. Sinclair,

I received a letter from Bill this afternoon with 2, 5 franc notes enclosed. He informs me to send one of them on to you, so here it is. I don't understand the roundabout way of your getting it but there will be method in their madness I suppose.

They seem to have moved nearer the coast and are waiting for something to happen. It is a rotten time for everybody at present worrying about their own boys. I hope Peter and Bill manage to stick together and come back soon.

I just wish I could see Bill before they move but it seems pretty hopeless.

The next time I meet you at a station, let's hope it is a homecoming and Armistice.

Yours sincerely

May Kirkland

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Biggam Collection Letter: 14


Text audience

Adults (18+)
Audience size 1
Writer knew intended audience

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1944
Word count 136
General description Letter to Joan Taylor

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Author details

Author id 695
Forenames May
Surname Kirkland
Gender Female
Country of birth Scotland


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English Yes Yes Yes Yes