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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1 July 1918

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Object ID: WV0181.4.002

Description: Hancock writes about her trip aboard ship back to base and mentions several famous individuals she has met, including Lady Chetwynd, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Captain A. Radclyffe Dugmore.

Creator: Glory Hancock

Biographical Info: Glory Hancock, a nurse during WWI, worked in a hospital in Belgium from July 1918 to February 1919.

Collection: Glory Hancock Letters

Rights: It is responsibility of the user to follow the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). Materials are not to be reproduced in published works without written consent, and any use should credit Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Full Text: Dearests,

We will be in today or tomorrow & its been a lovely trip. Such dandy people and we [?] all acted all any how & I just held on to the few days leave left me.

Cyril Maude the actor is on & such a dear -

Lady Chetwynd gay pretty & notorious. American married to & divorced from an Englishman & a stage & cinema favorite -

Ferrari the Italian composer -

Captain Dugmore - the writer & illustrator of the book the "Battle of the Somme" - & Ernest Thompson Seton's wife & lots of soldiers of fame.

Sylva Beautiful. I & the whole ship enjoyed the nut bread & candy & books & thanks for ever so much-- we've all been good [?]and ill on it.

I hate the distance between us & would give the world to be going the other way.

The trip is a wonderful experience these days. I'll tell you about it when we land -

all my love to you two darlings and my little sister.

Glory