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Title Munro Letters: May 17 1917: Melville Munro to Jessie Munro
Abstract Melville writes to his mother from Edinburgh, where he is visiting with friends while they are on pass. He talks about seeing a family friend, Mrs. McIntyre, and how he is enjoying the time off. He hopes to find birthday presents for his sisters, Margaret "Pug" and Ethel "Bill", as well as one for his mother.
Date 1917/05/17
Collection Private Gordon Munro Letters WW1 1915-1918
Letter Transcript May 17th 1917

My Dear Mother-
You will be wondering when I will be in Edinburgh but I am here now. I arrived yesterday at about noon, had some lunch and found my way to 4 Mayfield Rd. Mrs. McIntyre had expected me to come by the morning train and was down town looking for me when I got to her place. I left Crowborough camp on Tuesday morning and have to be back

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by Sunday night, ready to start training on Monday morning. Edinburgh is a beautiful place, although I haven't had a chance to see much of it yet. I was in London all day Tuesday and went through Westminster Abbey in the morning. In the afternoon I went to a show and after that walked around to different places until tram time.
I am going down town now and just

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wrote this letter to catch the Canadian mail and not to tell you anything about what I am doing. I will do that when I get back to camp. I think I will buy a birthday present for Pug & Bill and perhaps one for you if I can get anything any good!
I went on pass with +7 8s 3d and might as well spend it all.

Your loving Son,
Melville.
Search Terms Munro
Letter
World War I
Canada
Oakville
Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
Creator Arthur Melville Munro
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2017.22.115