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     This page will record letters of genealogical and historical importance to our families. They will include old letters sent from relatives in England to relatives who had emigrated to New Zealand & Australia. It also included letters from those relatives in New Zealand & Australia back to their families in England. They record family history in their own words when they put pen to paper. It is very hard for us, in the day of emails and instant replies, to understand how long a hard written letter took to reach our loved ones. We can be truly thankful that some of these letters have survived and treasured.



  

 
(top left) Letter from the Queen's Lady in Waiting (and Godmother of Prince William) Lady Susan Hussey to daughter-in-law of Irene Middleton (nee Edmead)
(top right) The letter as transcribed by Joanne Claire Warby (nee Hooper)
(bottom left)
Photograph of the 1941 Patomime 'Cinderella' from the book (right)
Elizabeth & Philip The Untold Story


COMPTON

1872





(top left) Page 4 & 1 of 
Martha Compton's (1813-    )1872 heart felt letter to her son William Compton (1832-1878) in NZ
(right top)
Pages 2 & 3 of Martha's 1872 letter
(above bottom) Letter as translated by 
Joanne Claire Warby (nee Hooper)
Full stops have been added but spelling left basically the same as Martha wrote it



WINTER

1868




(above) John Winter (1828-1892) letter written in 1868 from Australia
to his niece 
Georgina Winter (1855-    ) in England
(above below) The letter as transcribed by
Joanne Claire Warby (nee Hooper)

 
1869

 
 


(above) 
John Winter's 1869 letter to his niece Georgina Winter
and the transcription done by 
Joanne Claire Warby (nee Hooper)
It is interesting to note that John ended his letter by over writing his sign off on an angle on the last page -
possibly to avoid using another page for so few a words


WINTER

 

 
(above) This letter was written by Georgina Winter (1855-    ) in 1926
to her cousin 
Jessie Elizabeth Ann Morse (nee Winter) (1877-1943)
(above bottom right) This is the letter transcribed by 
Joanne Claire Warby (nee Hooper)

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