Brittain, Vera, Letter, 17 December 1915

00001444.jpg
Description: 
Letter to Roland Leighton

Tabs

Case Study: 
Violets from the Trenches: Selections from the Letters of Roland Leighton and Vera Brittain
Creator: 
Brittain, Vera
Source: 
letter
Date: 
17 December 1915
Place: London
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Vera Brittain estate; McMaster University has a non-exclusive licence to publish this document.

Identifier: 
00001444
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image, audio
Format: 
jpg mp3
Transcript: 

[partial transcription; text matches the audio, not the original letter]
I went to Matron this morning and have now officially been given my leave at the same time as yours. Also I have actually been allowed to take it from the 25th--1st instead of 26th, as I expected. So I go on night-duty for Christmas Eve, and go down to Brighton on Christmas Day. I may not actually see you on Christmas Day, n’est-ce pas? For you will be dead tired & after all it is only fair that your family should have you to themselves for a little, without being interrupted by an interloper ... But it would have been very hard to do monotonous, sordid work at the Hospital while knowing that You were in England ...