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Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie, 13 Feb 1918

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Object ID: WV0181.4.013

Description: Glory Hancock writes to a Favie to congratulate him on his engagement and asks for more details. She says she will try to visit in May and is getting leave to go retrieve her diplomas and pin from Paris.

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

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Z 93

From Belge

Feb. 13

Night Duty

Dearest in all the world -

I'm so so happy for you & wish I might be near enough to hug you both but hope to in May. [illegible] sent me some wine (?) &d it came just as I was going to sleep in my hamock in the field. You can guess I didn't sleep much. Am longing for your letter to hear all about it.

I feel [illegible] to think you aren't alone any more & that you have a lovely woman to share things with you - enjoy the good things & the beautiful spots in life & to help you get through the dull sad ones. Will you give her a [illegible] hug for me. I feel almost as excited as if I had gotten married myself.

Are you going to still live in Asheville. Write me everything. I'm interested & its so maddening to be so far away. I've been hoping for this ever since you told me about her & Cousin Emily has such a great admiration for her too in that she has told me [illegible] how lovely she is.

So I'll try to wait patiently till I hear from you direct but you will write so that I can get over to see for myself in May.

If you wrote [unclear] to Ambassador Page telling him I am crossing it would help me a great deal (so the authorities tell me here) with my passports & papers & I will write to see him when I pass through London on my way over.

Give her my love. What can I call her--in my mind I've called her "Sylva" because the picture you sent me of her looked like a lovely one I saw of Carmen Silva.

Goodbye my blessed Favie and all my love to you both.


Mrs. Maxwell just wrote me that my diplomas & pin were n Paris & I'm getting 4 days leave to go get them--isn't it splendid. She also wanted to [illegible] if [illegible] American Nursing service.