Letters to Jessie
This Album contains the letters (with envelopes) written by Alexander Mee to Jessie, his wife. They were included in Alexander Mee's Probate file.
He was a farmer at Kuri Bush, Brighton, near Dunedin and the son of Samuel and Margaret Mee, of Kuri Bush. Jessie Coutts, also of Brighton, and Alexander were married on 27 February 1917. Their son, Alexander Coutts Mee, was born on 20 November 1917.
Subjects covered in the Letters are: the impending birth of his son, how much he misses Jessie, attending Bible Class and Y.M.C.A, food parcels, meeting up with fellow soldiers (friends and relatives he knows from home) and preparing for battle as well as when he will be going over the line. Alexander Mee notes in his diary that he went over the line on Friday, 28 September 1917 and Wednesday, 10 October 1917.
The letters are:
F - 4 and 6, October 1917 (Envelope Postmarked, 20 October 1917 and Brighton, 28 November 1917)
E - dated 23 September 1917 (Envelope Postmarked, 26 September 1917 and Brighton, 28 November 1917)
C and D - dated 11 and 14 September 1917 (Envelope Postmarked 17 September 1917 and Brighton, 28 November 1917)]
B - dated 31 August 1917 (Envelope Postmarked, 6 September 1917 and Brighton, 26 September 1917)
A - dated 8 August 1917 (Envelope Postmarked 17 August 1917 and Brighton, 26 September 1917)
The Letters and Envelopes are written in pencil and are sometimes faint and hard to read. The digital images have been enhanced to increase contrast, so that they are readable. A transcript of the letters is also provided.
ANZAC Letters - Listen to Blair Irvin, Alexander Mee's great great nephew, reading some of Alexander Mee's letters
Size: 6 items
(28 items total)