Correspondence relating to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 1920s - 1940s

Accession Number RCDIG0001521
Collection number PR05050
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 24
Object type Letters
Physical description 57 Image/s captured
Maker Pocock, Mary Anne 'Bessie'
Place made Australia, India, South Africa
Date made 1924-1949
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Correspondence relating to the post-war service of Mary Anne ‘Bessie’ Pocock, New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve (NSWANSR) and Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). The correspondence in this file primarily relates to the period in which Pocock, having returned to Australia after the war, established and ran a convalescent hospital at Chatswood which she named ‘Ismailia’. Included also are letters from family and friends, and official documents relating to the convalescent hospital and her personal life. This file contains:
Notes relating to Commonwealth of Australia War Gratuity Bond, 8 February 1924;
Handwritten curriculum vitae for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 1 March 1924;
Diary entries for the period 11 - 27 July 1924;
Diary entries for the period 14 October 1924 - 19 January 1925;
Letter from Governor Leslie Wilson to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Government House, Bombay, 4 January 1926 [includes envelope];
Money order for Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 3 February 1926
Letter from indecipherable to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 'Tulargi', Centennial Avenue, Chatswood, 7 November 1927;
Letter from her brother to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 6 November 1930;
Typescript letter from indecipherable to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Royal Packet Navigation Company: Java-Australia Line, 22 April 1931;
Diary entry for 30 December 1932;
Letter from Helen [Crewe] to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Woodleigh, East London, 31 December 1933 [includes envelope];
Letter from A. L. Yates to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 'Yatala', 44 Court Street, Mudgee, 25 February 1935;
Diary entry for 23 November 1935;
Envelope addressed to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, postmarked 7 February 1936;
Envelope addressed to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, postmarked 28 February 1936;
Letter from her sister to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, Smiths Creek, 20 August 1938;
Despatch note from James Mais to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 16 November 1938;
Note bequeathing a Jubilee shilling to Margaret Pocock, 23 January 1940;
Letter from Muriel Cruickshank to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, 6 Carrington Avenue, Bellevue Hill, 19 July 1941;
Typescript letter from indecipherable to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, South Grafton, 18 August 1941;
Receipt for money order, 31 October 1944;
Court documents relating to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock and the convalescent home "Ismailia", 1944-1945;
Letter from unknown to Mary Anne 'Bessie' Pocock, "Myeila", 29 March 1949;
Set of 5 red four millieme Egyptian stamps and set of 4 black one millieme Egyptian stamps.