Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 101
[Sunday 9 April 1916]
Am fast forgetting all about the Peninsular as I have forgotten Elands River & past droughts. What a happy thing it is we can do so.
Severe Khamsin or Monsoon, Dust storm, like a good Riverina Dust storm. Enclose more snaps of Nile etc. (I am not likely to forget you Mother.)
I have come to the conclusion the Egyptians are SNOBS, when introducing anyone the formula is "He is a very rich man" or "I am the son of a BEY or PASHA" - & they are always keen to know one's rank etc etc:- the result of years of slavery to the Turks I suppose.
Posted Joe a Tarbush or Fez tonight's mail hope he gets it.