Felicia Browne

Letter from Felicia Browne to Elizabeth Watson

7 August 1936

In Tate Britain
Created by
Felicia Browne 1904–1936
Title
Letter from Felicia Browne to Elizabeth Watson
Date
7 August 1936
Format
Document - correspondence
Collection
Tate Archive
Acquisition
Purchased by Tate Archive from Jim Sproule, Lin Sproule and Felicia France, November 2010.
Reference
TGA 201023/2/7

Description

In this letter Browne informs Watson that she is now a member of the militia. She talks about doing guard duty and how difficult it is without a good understanding of the language. She mentions the arrival of three Jewish tailors who cycled from England to join the militia and talks generally about life in the barracks including the shortage of uniforms and the 'Enormous cubic women' who run the catering department. She also talks about the uncertainty of the situation and the lack of clarity about where she may be sent next.

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