Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 101

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April, 1915
Saturday 10
Along the Nile, it is all Agriculture just one long strip of fertile valley about 8 miles wide & the same implements are used as in 3000 years ago –
Luxor Hotel lives on the Tourists in fact, Agriculture & Tourists are the sole product or money making part of Egypt.
Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Donkeys has done a lot for these beasts of Burden. I rode one 10 miles & he carried me well. Shelters and drinking troughs have been erected by rich American Heiresses etc.

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