Letters from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, January 1915 to March 1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0001040
Collection number 1DRL/0427
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 25
Object type Letters
Physical description 172 Image/s captured
Maker McCrae, Geoffrey Gordon
Place made Egypt: Cairo, Egypt: North Egypt, Mena
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 7th Battalion. These letters from McCrae to members of his family span the period January 1915 to March 1915 and cover: staging and training in Egypt; various sightseeing trips into Cairo; detailed sketches and illustrations of the scenery; the Turkish and German raid on the Suez Canal in January and February; constant hot and dry weather conditions; observations on Egypt and the locals; preparations for deployment. This file contains:
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Cairo, 9 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 12 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 14 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Cairo, 18 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his sister, Cairo, 19 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, 24 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, No. 2 General Hospital, Gezireh [sic], 26 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his sister, Cairo, 27 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his sister, Cairo, 31 January 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena Camp, Pyramids, 2 February 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his parents, Mena, 14 February 1915 [includes illustration of an aircraft];
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his sister, Mena, 14 Febaruary 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 19 February 1915 [includes sketches of the serapeum and pyramids];
Handwritten transcript of letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 19 February 1915 [transcript made by father];
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo, 20 February 1915;
Handwritten transcript of letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Shepheard's Hotel, Cairo, 20 February 1915 [transcript made by father];
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his sister, Mena, 26 February 1915 [includes sketch of wharf and transport ship Hororata];
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his parents, Mena, 27 February 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 28 February 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his sister, Mena, 28 February 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 5 March 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 13 March 1915 [includes colour sketch of Nile Barrage];
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena Camp, 16 March 1915 [includes colour sketch of a felucca on the Nile];
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 21 March 1915;
Letter from Geoffrey Gordon McCrae to his family, Mena, 27 March 1915.