Letters from Florence Narrelle Jessie Hobbes to family, 5 May 1915-7 July 1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0001355
Collection number 2DRL/0162
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Letters
Physical description 140 Image/s captured
Maker Hobbes, Florence Narrelle Jessie
Place made India: Bombay, Iraq: Al Basrah, Basra, Iraq: Amara, Italy: Sicily, Malta: Malta (island), Valletta, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1915-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Letters relating to the service, during the First World War, of Sister Florence Narrelle Jessie Hobbes, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve. In these letters written between 5 May 1915-7 July 1917, Hobbes corresponds with her family. She details her feelings regarding the war, her emotions regarding the men she treats and her nursing work. Throughout Hobbes talks of Australian social and political topics including conscription, farming and strikes. Hobbes writes about the people she works with, frequently mentioning the differences between the British and Australians, the locals and the landscapes of the countries she serves in.
The letters are:
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My beloved family," 5 May 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Dearest people," 20 June 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "You poor dear long suffering people," 1 July 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Dearest Smithkins," 26 July 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Very Dearest Peoples," 26 August 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Very Dearest Peoples," 5 October 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Darlings," 13 October 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Darlings," 2 November 1915
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Beloved Peoples," 5 March 1916
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Darling Peoples," 15 March 1916
Part of letter from Florence Hobbes, c 1916
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Dearest Old Missus," 13 September 1916
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Darling People," 25 September 1916
Part of letter written by Florence Hobbes, c 1917
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Oh my beloveds," 7 October 1916
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Dearest People," 25 October 1916
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Dearest Beloveds," 16 January 1917
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Dearest Beloveds," 22 March 1917
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Darlings," 26 April 1917
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Oh My Beloveds,"3 May
Part of letter written by Florence Hobbes, c 1917
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "Darlingest Peoples," 10 May 1917
Letter written by Florence Hobbes 17 May 1917
Letter from Florence Hobbes to "My Dearest Beloved Peoples," 23 May 1917
War Office note to Florence Hobbes regarding her embarkation from Basra to Bombay, 21 June 1917
War Office note to Florence Hobbes regarding her embarkation at Karachi to Bombay
War Office note to Florence Hobbes regarding her admittance to Colaba War Hospital, India, 1 July 1917
Letter from Florence Hobbes to " My Belovedest Peoples," 7 July 1917 [incomplete]