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Quinn Letter - Letter

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

Description
Single-sided letter written on two sheets of unlined blue air-letter paper (0816.a1-2) headed M.S.Fenris, Montevideo, and dated 22.07.49. The blue airmail envelope (0816.b) has a 4cm border of diagonal green and yellow stripes. There are two Uruguayan stamps, one blue, one green. The postmark is indistinct.
Size
Letter: H:28 cm x W:22 cm, Envelope: H:11.5 cm x W:15 cm
Object Registration
0816
Keywords
letters-from-abroad, quinn, 1949, m s fenris, independence day, buenos aires, australian coal strike
Historical information
Allan writes of his two-weeks in Buenos Aires where he witnessed a '..great parade..' on Independence Day and heard Peron speak in the city. He also attended several orchestral concerts and saw 'Gone with the Wind' for the fourth time. He writes 'The papers have been full of the coal strike in Australia down here....'.
When Made
1949
Made By
Allan Quinn
Significance
Quinn Collection
Inscriptions & Markings
The letter from Allan to his mother is written in blue ink.
Last updated
14 Nov 2018 at 11:49AM