Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 29
[Friday 28 January 1916]
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I hope ere this Friday Mother has gone South & Day too if it can be arranged; in easy stages our Mother must be much stronger now, thank goodness Omit
Tins of Kearnigs Powder from arrived tonight, here we are able to keep comparatively clean-
On the salt Lakes & away on the Nile Valley, there are Plover Duck & Snipe, but the Sheiks or Chiefs of friendly natives say if we fire one shot the natives will all clear
ed out, they are so shy & frightened, that something dreadful is going to happen 12 Bore Cartridges at 20 shilling a 100 can be bought, but guns are scarce.