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Post-war letters from Dorothea von Lunzer to Mrs [Isobel] Wilson.

From "Dorothy", Vienna. Believes first letter, containing stamps, has been lost, probably due to the censoring authorities. Hopes to re-establish friendships after war. Still studying for exams. Hans Gerd is still a P.O.W. in Yugoslavia; they are still without news from him.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Letters to Alexander Steven Wilson

While he was in N├╝rnberg from his immediate family in "Heathcote", Upper Tooting, London: James Wilson, Margaret Wilson, Helen Primrose Wilson, James Blackburn Wilson, Agnes Ann "Nancy" Wilson. Subjects include Lord Mayor's lunch, electric cars, violence at school, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show, unemployment marches, Westminister school, tours in Germany, the Boer War, attitudes to Indian culture, the British Empire, German society and customs, tram cars, royal visits to Scotland and Ireland, tariffs and trade, the new game of "La Cross", and social life in London.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Letters from James Blackburn Wilson serving with Section Sanitaire Anglaise No. 2 of the French Red Cross, no.(136-199) 22 October 1916 - 18 April 1917

The correspondence is mainly to Wilson's parents in Alva (also to P[rimrose], N[ancy] and S[andy]) and describes his daily life and duties, including comments on military action and giving descriptions of the areas in which he is based. Includes (197) letter, 15 April 1917, Weybridge, to James Blackburn Wilson from Susie Preston, sister of "Rochan" (Ronald Preston) enclosing a knife which has been engraved. Also (143) "Verdun Heroes Honoured", a cutting from The Continental Daily Mail. n.d.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Letters from James Blackburn Wilson to his family while he was serving with the British Army, (201-253) 8 May 1917 - 16 October 1917.

(201-253) 8 May 1917 - 16 October 1917. During service as a Private with "A" Company, 2nd Artists' Rifles OTC, Hare Hall Camp, Romford, Essex. Includes (214) "Programme of the Grand Fete in aid of the Artists' Rifles V.A.D. Hospital; Hare Hall Camp, 2 June 1917".

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Letters from James Blackburn Wilson to his family while he was serving with the British Army, (320-359) 13 June 1918 - 6 October 1918.

During service with the 5th Reserve Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders at Galashiels, June and July 1918, and with the 7th Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders at the Highland Territorial Force (Reserve) Brigade, Officers' Instructional Camp, Dreghorn, near Edinburgh, July - October 1918.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

Letters from James Blackburn Wilson to his family while he was serving with the British Army, (360-443) 11 October 1918 - 22 February 1919

During service with the 7th Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders (mainly attached to the 8th Black Watch) in France and Belgium, October - December 1918, and during a period of illness and convalescence at Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, December 1918 - February 1919. Also includes: (412) 2 January, 1919, Alfred Hougardy to James Blackburn Wilson. Offers good wishes and hopes for Wilson's recovery together with news of himself and his own family. (407) 3 January, 1919, Private J.G. Pottinger, 8th Black Watch, to James Blackburn Wilson. Gives news of himself and the 8th Battalion and hopes for Wilson's recovery. (422) 20 January, 1919, Zettie Preston, Weybridge, to James Blackburn Wilson. Gives news of family and invites Wilson to pay a visit to Weybridge. (423) Newspaper cutting, "Flour by the sack: One per house Allowed", The Daily Mail, 24 January 1919. (436) Newspaper cutting, "A Goose-Year" by J.C. Bristow-Noble, in unidentified newspaper, n.d. (439) 12 February, 1919, "Rochan" (Ronald Preston), to "My Dear Old Wullie" (James Blackburn Wilson). Gives news of demobilization.

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

"The Mud Larks of the Meuse at Dinner".

Menu card with drawings and, on reverse, numerous signatures including those of some members of Section Sanitaire Anglaise No. 2 (SSA2),

Wilson family of Pollockshaws and Alva

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