Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 274
Big Budget of old letters which had been to Gallipoli & back rec'd this morning – People are good to write but I cannot answer all.
Just had a Carbuncle Knifed on my forearm & inoculated for CHOLERA so am not too cheerful & arm sore.
Dates are now ripe & the Palms have great golden clusters, which melt like butter in the mouth; so different to our squashed Dates, often pressed by Arab feet into the Boxes!!!
Long letters Aug 15th & 17th from Mother & envelope will be returned correctly addressed.
water clearer, Nile subsiding, when flooded like Pea Soup 18% Lime, 9% IRON 8% Quartz 68% water & Sand – very good as fertilizer but not pleasant in the Bath