Letter from Wilfrid L. Mills and envelope


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2003.616.1 Letter - from Wilfrid L Mills to his brother, "Charlie". The letter is written with black ink on fine paper. The paper has a 34 mm ruled margin on the first page. The writer has written on both sides of the page. The letter was sent from the Sudan United Mission, Upper Nine Prov. A.E. Sudan on August 13th. The envelope is stamped 1918. The letter is addressed to Lieut. C.K. Mills C/- A.W. Mills Esq. 74 Kinkstall Road, Streatham Hill, London SW. The letter was readdressed to Mahaki, Clifton Rd., Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. The letter offers congratulations to Charles Mills for his promotion to Lieutenant. The letter also comments on the mysterious nature of an ongoing illness suffered by Charles Mills. Mention is also made of McDiarmid H.M. Sec in Khartoum returning to Australia.

2003.616.2 Envelope - white paper. The envelope is addressed to Lieut. C K Mills C/- A.W. Mills Esq. 74 Kinkstall Road, Streatham Hill, London SW. The envelope has been readdressed in pencil and forwarded to Mahaki, Clifton Road, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand. The return address for the sender is written in small print on the front left hand corner of the envelope. W L Mills S.U.M. Meluh Upper Nile Prov. A.E.Sudan. The stamp is red and black, and the postage 5 Milliemes, Sudan. The picture on the stamp is of a rider on a camel. There are circular post marks on the back of the envelope - one from Khartoum and the other Takapuna.
Physical Description
1 leaf
1 envelope : 26 cm.
Accession No
2003.616
Credit Line
Letter from Wilfrid L. Mills and envelope, 2003.616. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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