To Mabel with kind Regards from L. W. B. Carraghey 1915
H. Albin 1921
W. Fletcher Sealon Oct. 16th 1916
Feeling fed Up
T. E. Fletcher 14-12-16
18th March 1931 Miss Frances Mann, c/o Mahon's Office, St. Thomas' Hospital,
from 1 Howard Terrace, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
Darling Curly, We are very pleased to get your letters to-day. I am
glad the cake reached you safely - you seem to be very hard at work such an
anxious ___? you have & you always seem so cheerful. I hope you will
do well in the exam - the Sister must have confidence in your work when she
considers you know enough work to pass successfully, I am glad you saw
Uncle Jack, he always seems so jolly & has done well - I wonder if he is
still in London - Mr. Darragh is also at The Regent Palace, fancy seeing Mr.
Wilson. We had a great time listening in to St. Patricks Day
programme. It was very poor we thought ??? ??? Mulchachy quite
amusing. Please be sure & do not send any of us anything for Easter.
Dad nearly collapsed when he thought of you having so little to get about
with all these months, it was too bad. Be sure if you require more to
ask for it. Heaps of Love. Mother
St. Thomas's Hospital Nurses Dining Room
St. Thomas's Hospital Preliminary Training School
Ulster Women's Unionist Council
President - Viscountess Charlemont Chairman - Mrs.
Darragh, Mrs. Crissle or Cussle
Hon. Sec. - Miss Brown Hon. Treas. - Miss Hall
Member's Name and Address - Frances W. Mann, 1 Howard Terrace, Dungannon
24th April 1930 Postmark Lancaster - Morecambe
Hon. Mrs. R. C. Darragh, 14 Fearnville Avenue, Roundhay, Leeds
from London Midland and Scottish Railway Company
Frances W. Mann 1917
1) To make thy garden fair as thou canst, Thou works never alone,
Perchance we whose plot is next to thine, Will see it & weed his own
2) 19.6.18 to Darling Curly from Daddy
3) Marie Renee Eamon? 18-5-18
1) Sing you a song in the garden of life, If only you gather a
thistle, Sing you a song as you travel along, And if you can't sing - why,
just whistle. Aunt Edie 13th Nov. 1918
2) 23rd May 1918 Old friends, none like
ye; none like ye bestow, Greetings so welcome; none seem so sincere; New
friendships cannot erase the happy glow That thrills the soul when it behold
ye near. Mary O'Brien Charlton, Stuart Place, Dungannon
3) When the golden sun is setting, And your
heart from care is free, When of others you are thinking, Will you sometimes
think of me. Love (squiggles)
G. M. Strain 8.7.24
Joan I. Pedley
1) Helene Juillet? 1924
2) Cut of the Past - I hear a voice of long
ago, Echoing down the misty years, A vague, elusive voice so low, I dare not
win breathe for fear, I lose it, for to me it brings, Sweet mem'ries,
mystic, undefined, If some now long forgotten things, which breathe fresh
fragrance o'er the mind. I would have the voice say on, But suddenly
the vision's gone.
With love to Frances - Molly MacAuslan? ?. 8. 1924
3) Instructing her dolly in the art of going to
sleep M.H. (e.s.) 1924
1) The Prairie - I see the grass shake in the sun for leagues on
either hand, I see a river loop and run about a treeless land, An empty
plain, a steely pond, a distance diamond-clear, And low blue naked hills
beyond. And what is that to fear? I hear the summer storm outblown,
the drip of the grateful wheat, I hear the hard trail telephone a far-off
horse's feet, A hear the horns of Autumn blow to the wild-fowl overhead; And
I hear the hush before the snow. And what is that to dread? R.
K. I. or J. K. S. 12.9.20
2) "Though outwardly a gloomy shroud, The inner
half of every cloud, Is bright and shining. I therefore turn my clouds
about, And always wear them inside out, To show the lining" M.
Primrose Sept. 18th 1921
3) Sound Advice - Fall from the top of a high
tree, Or from the cliffs above, Fall from a horse and break your neck, But
never fall in love. M. P.? or P. M.
1) There was once a girl called Frances, Who liked very much going to
dances, Her hair - well - twas red! But everyone said, That the best
part of her were her glances. Oh Frances! Cheerio Yours Sada Eada Edda
2) If I were a tailor, I'd make it my pride,
The best of all tailors to be, If I were a tinker, no tinker besides, Should
mend an old kettle like me. R. P. Bingham R.S.B. 25/10/19
3) Jeanne Delbeke?, Saint André, le 19 jiullet
1) Yvonne Vanden Berghe, St. André, le 3-19-1921
2) Love many, trust few, Always paddle your own
canoe. Andrew Dungannon 30.8.20
3) Its easy enough to be pleasant, When life
flows along like a song, But the man worth while, is the man that can smile,
When everything goes dead wrong. N. Newton.
1) "If all the good people were clever, And all that are clever were
good, The world would be better than ever, We dreamt that is possibly could.
But somehow it happens that never, They hit it off quite as they should, For
the good are so harsh to the clever, And the clever so rude to the good!"
N. Leebody 31/5/19
2) "I know not what awaits me - God kindly
veils my eyes, And every job he sends me comes, A sweet & glad surprise"
J. Clarke 13/12/18
3) Bruges 14.7.22 St. André Martha
1) How few think justly of the thinking few; How many never think,
but think they do. Jane Taylor M. C. Irwin, Dungannon. March 19. 1919
2) Tis beauty that doth oft make women proud;
Tis virtue that doth make them most admired. Gerald Pimm, Guy's, London
3) Sweet Kate was heard one day to sigh, "With
beauty lost I'd wish to die" "Oh no!" said Frank with humour quaint. "Not
wish to dye but merely paint" Ella McFadzean c.s. or e.s.1920
1) Portrait of Myself Sophie C. Eliott-Lynn 18.9.21
2) L. A. McEndoo? 24.9.21
3) Claire De? Pratere? Bruges, le 22.?.22
1) Women have many faults, Men have only two, There is nothing right
they say, And nothing right they do.
But if the men do nothing right, And never say what's true, What awful fools
we women are, To love them as we do!!
Betty September 6th 1920
2) F. W. M. Oct. 1918
Molly MacAuslan e.s. 1924
1) The world is so full of a number of things, I am sure we should
all be as happy as kings. M. R. Dickson 9.7.34
2) Paddy on the railway line, picking up
stones, A train ran over him breaking all his bones, Up jumped Paddy and
said "that wasn't fair" The engine driver answered, Well! "you shouldn't
have been there" Margaret Moodie (e.s. or c.s.) 9th July 1924
3) To Curley With Love from S. P. 1921?
1) Marie Louise Dugardyn - B. Holmes 8/1/22 - Edda ? e.s. June 1924 -
Kitty Holmes 8.1.22 - Claire De? Prabere? - Deuyse Tracys?
2) Just being happy, Is a fine thing to do,
Looking on the bright side, Rather than the blue. Sad or Sunny musing, Is
largely to the choosing, And just being happy, Is brave work & true.
3) Just be happy, Helps other Souls along;
Their burdens may be heavy, And they not strong. And your own sky will
lighten, If other skies you brighten, By just being happy, With a heart full
from Eileen & Sid with Best Wishes
9th May 1939 - Airwoman who never found happiness is dead - Mrs. G. A. R.
The death in a London hospital yesterday, after a fall from the upper
deck of a tramway-car, of Mrs. G. A. R. Williams, formerly Lady (Mary)
Heath, famous British airwoman and athlete, ended the story of a poor Irish
girl who became a titled woman, earned £10,000 a year, and then sank back
into poverty and obscurity. She married three times and in her own
words "Never found the happiness she sought" Even her birth in County
Limerick was attended by tragedy. Her father died two months before
she was born and her mother died at birth.
As Miss Sophie Pierce Evans she studied medicine and surgery. She gained
her B.Sc., but was too poor to continue her studies. When war broke
out she enlisted in the R.F.C. as a despatch rider, and there had the first
taste of adventure which led her later to seek a career as an airwoman.
Her first husband was Major Elliott Lynn, then aged 76. It was as Mrs.
Elliott Lynn that she became the first woman to obtain a pilot's licence and
took a keen interest in aviation. She was a well-known athlete.
After her divorce she became well known as an air pioneer, and in 1927
married Sir James Heath, Bart., iron master and colliery magnate. Her
age was then given as 30 and his as 75. They went to South Africa
together, and it was then that she started on her famous flight from
Johannesburg to London. In October of the same year she broke the
world's altitude record for light aeroplanes. It took her more than an
hour to reach her maximum altitude of more than four miles, but she dived
back in 10 minutes. While in America she became the first aerial
saleswoman by completing a 3,000 miles tour of the United States in a light
'plane in which she acted as pilot and mechanic, and obtained orders for
more than 100 British engines. She was then earning £10,000 a year.
In the same year she was involved in a serious air crash near Cleveland,
Ohio, when her 'plane crashed through a factory roof. Then, as
yesterday, she fractured her skull, and after several months in a sanatorium
she recovered, but her health was never good. In 1931, at Kentucky,
she marries her third husband, Mr. George A. R. Williams, an English airman.
It was the first time she had married a man of her own age. While on
an aerial honeymoon the couple sprang into the news again by offering their
services to the Chinese Air Force in operations against Japan.
Sir James Heath refused to recognise the divorce or the marriage to
Williams, and in 1932 in the Divorce Court Sir James was granted a decree
nisi, naming Williams as co-respondent. With Williams she returned to
Ireland, where they remarried and started a flying school. This time
she hoped that they were settled for life. But again misfortune
followed her and the flying school was sold. From that moment her life
was marked by many unhappy incidents. Two years ago she was committed to
prison at Bow Street, being unable to raise a surety for her future
sobriety. She spent two days in Holloway Prison, and was released in
custody of friends. While on probation she disappeared. She was
found four days later unconscious in a Birmingham street with 3d. in her
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