Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 51

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[Saturday 19 February 1916]

Posted yesterday- Today Recd Mothers Joes & Daisys Jan 16. [indecipherable] Seidleitz Powders & Soks please thank him- Also letter from Maurie Phillips. Thought old "TESS" would fail some day, a good lucerne paddock is what she wants now. Glad German measles finish.
Smithy is at Helman Zeitoun, he wrote me.

Dined with Mohammed Pasha Abdullah beautiful carpets, China, ( 9 courses,) He owns many wives & much land. Pictures of the Koran worked in silk with immense Gilt frames, also an atrocious silk Cat, done by one of the Harem.
Many Bells, & Mirrors, fans & much finery- but we never mention the wives or even see them

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