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Letter - Letter from Allan Quinn to his mother

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
Letter addressed to Mrs S. Quinn, "Sanlorenzo", 63 Ocean Beach, Manly, N.S.W, in five parts. Part 0151.1 Envelope Part 0151.2 Letter Page, 0151.3 Letter Page, 0151.4 Letter Page, 0151.5 Letter Page . Both the envelope and letter were white paper, which is now a yellow-white. The letter begins "My Dear Mum, This is just a short note..." and concludes with "P.S. I have a photo of myself...". In the top right hand corner of the letter is "M.T. Joonawarra / San Francisco / U.S.A / 15.7.1945
Size
H9 x W16.2 (Envelope) H 21.2 (Pages)
Object Registration
0151
Keywords
photograph, allan-quinn, mt-joonawara, 1945
Historical information
The letter was written by Allen Quinn to his mother. Allen started working as a seafarer when he was 16 years old, and frequently wrote to his mother during his travels. He also created an extensive photograph collection, which corresponds with the letters.
When Made
15 July 1945
Significance
The letter is part of an ongoing correspondence between Allan and his mother. This letter mentions the M.T. Joonawarra, the ship Allan was working on at the time, as well as its sister ship, the "Kookaburra".
Inscriptions & Markings
Front of envelope: MRS. S. QUINN, / "SANLORENZO", / 63 OCEAN BEACH, / MANLY / N.S.W. AUSTRALIA handwritten in blue ink. In the top right hand corner is a red Australian stamp. In the middle of the top of the envelope is postmark: SP (indecipherable) / O'LAND / 1 AM / 2 9 AUG 2 / 1945 / POSTED IN / PILLARS.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM