Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 60
Went to a Ball at the Continental Hotel last night, it was very gay with Uniforms, but not enough girls, if any girls want a gay life they should come to Cairo at once.
It is strange returning to a Dusty Tent in the Desert after the Brilliancy of a beautiful Ballroom, but decent girls do a man a lot of good at this game. I am afraid I cut the leaves too carelessly of my last posting & you will have difficulty in reading. Going to the tombs of the Kaliphs this afternoon.