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Quinn Letter - Letter

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

Description
A two-page letter written on two pages of buff-coloured, lined paper (0841a1-2) is headed 802 Macleay Regis, Macleay Street, Potts Point and dated 13/06/50. The matching envelope (0841.b) bears a one and sixpence Australian stamp, is postmarked Sydney and stamped with the slogan 'Road Carelessness Kills'. It is addressed to Mr Allan Quinn, M.S. Mongabarra, C/- Transatlantic Shipping Co., Gothenberg Sweden.
Enclosed in the letter is an undated newspaper clipping (0841.c).
Size
Letter H 25 cm x W 19.5 cm; Envelope H 8.5 cm x W 14.5 cm; Enclosure H 23.5 cm x W 18.5 cm
Object Registration
0841
Keywords
letters-from-abroad, quinn, douglas hall, ernest ward, england v australia rugby test, sydnry cricket ground, sydney 1950
Historical information
The writer mentions some of Allan's family members. He also comments on the extremely wet weather Sydney has been experiencing and encloses a newspaper clipping with a cartoon of the Rugby League first Test match between England and Australia and a photo of two very muddy players; Australian front-row forward Douglas Hall and England's captain Ernest Ward. The match was played at Sydney Cricket Ground.
When Made
13/06/1950
Made By
Jim (no surname)
Significance
Quinn Collection
Inscriptions & Markings
The letter commences "Dear Allan" and is singed "Your sincere friend Jim".
Last updated
23 Apr 2019 at 1:15PM