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Condolence letter from 'Essie' to her Aunt Alice Brown, 1916

documentary heritage
  • Common Name
    Added as part of the Presto to Vernon migration. Best to not use going forward, only added as a way to capture the information. 04/07/2022. MH
  • Description

    Condolence letter conveying Essie's deepest sympathies following Donald Brown's death on 15 September 1916, at the Somme. A printed poem on the front reads as follows:

    Pro Patria Mori

    "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" [John 15:13]

    Yea, think on this! -

    He died as few men get the chance to die -

    Fighting to save a world's morality.

    He died the noblest death a man may die,

    Fighting for God, and Right, and Liberty -

    And such a death is Immortality.

  • Other Id

    14832 (Presto content ID)

    MS-2018-9-10 (Reference Number)

  • Department

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