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I have a collection of letters that were written to John Morris Goring from Connie Manchester.

This listing is for one letter of my choice. The letter will be from 2 to 4 pages written on front and back. The exact letter you receive may not be pictured here. It will have its original envelope and stamp (most are 2 cents). The letters are post marked between 1917 and 1918.

For some background history, I have scanned a copy of a very sweet sympathy letter for you to see as pictured in the last picture. It was sent to Connie from an Australian soldier, L.S. Russell dated: Oct. 14th, 1918 during the 1st World War. The letter was sent to her from France but I do not have the envelope.

Russell tells her that he was in battle on September 30th along with Goring and that Goring had died as a result from a bullet wound to the head. Russell assured her that the death was instantaneous.

Russell tells Connie that he found a letter among Goring’s possessions that was from her. He thought that Goring was probably keeping it in remembrance of her. Since Goring was gone, he thought that that it might be a treasure to Connie so he enclosed that letter for her.

He closes the letter with,
An Austrailain Soldier
Cpl. W. Russell
40 Battalion
Australian Imperial Forces, France

Apparently it was a treasure as Connie kept the sympathy letter along with more than 35 letters that she had written to him. I don’t know how she came to possess them but suspect that Goring’s mother sent them to her sometime after his death. I have owned these treasures for more than 25 years now.

As you can see all the letters and envelopes are very yellowed with age. Some of the pages are crimped around the edges. They are in good condition for their age. A great item for your paper ephemera collection, scrap booking, mixed media or whatever you might want to do with it.

######## Please note: This listing does not include the sympathy letter. ######

If you have any questions please let me know and I will answer you promptly.

Thanks for looking!

Vintage 1917 to 1918 Letter Collection - Paper Ephemera

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: vintage paper, vintage ink
  • Feedback: 108 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.
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