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68350: Letter: To H.N. Howells.

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posted on 2024-04-18, 14:58 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Describes arriving in France / assumptions about being put in the front lines immediately, but now in reserve trenches / glad that Howells has a weak heart, and is not in France / thoughts about death, wounding, neurasthenia (mental illness) / possible outcomes of surviving the war / mentions a Welsh colleague ('E. Kemp') who he may not see again, and who he spent time with / looking at the sky, thinking of poetry, and hearing machinegun fire in a communication trench / praises fellow soldiers / describes the look of the villages in France.

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Identifier

7593.cpd | 6286_1.jpg | IG-3-27f1r.jpg 6287_1.jpg | IG-3-27f1v.jpg 6288_1.jpg | IG-3-27f2r.jpg 6289_1.jpg | IG-3-27f2v.jpg 6290_1.jpg | IG-3-27f3r.jpg

Creator

Gurney, Ivor (1890-1937)

Date

Jun-16

Date Created

14/06/1916

Temporal Date

20/06/1916 | 30/06/1916

Spatial

La Gorgue

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Pencil

Type

Letter | Letter

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Number of Pages

5

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Ivor Gurney Archive, Gloucestershire Archives / The Ivor Gurney Estate

Collection ID

Papers of Ivor Gurney 3.27.1r | Papers of Ivor Gurney 3.27.1v | Papers of Ivor Gurney 3.27.2r | Papers of Ivor Gurney 3.27.2v | Papers of Ivor Gurney 3.27.3r

Repository Name

The Ivor Gurney Archive

Repository Address

Gloucestershire Archives, Clarence Row, Alvin Street, Gloucester, GL1 3DW, UK

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