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19th Dec Sunday

Sent letter and cablegram home.

20th Dec.

Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

21st Dec.

Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

dinner in Shari with Mills (Capt. 6th R.W.F.) and Soliman our Dragoman.

Nice scene by moonlight , enjoyed it much- introduced to Roberts RAMC a

decent fellow who found out I sketched the same as himself. Made

arrangements to buy materials and accompany him on his journeys. Went to 

Winter Palace- magnificent place- got pyjamas- very hot muggy weather.

22nd Dec.

Slept rather uneasily . Selected some watercolor materials and commenced

sketch of Libyan Hills.

23rd Dec.

Had a few hours at sketch in the morning- pottered about during afternoon

at the market place. Funny show, hundreds of natives all different tribes-

dirty lot- still I was much impressed by the scenes.

24th Dec.

Finished sketch of Libyan hills- not pleased with same much too heavy for

my liking. Have wrong colours but could get no more. Went to concert.

25th Dec.

Went round Luxor Temple wonderful place- went to sports (Gymkana) in

afternoon enjoyed it much. Dinner at 7.30 p.m. with Mr and Mrs Mckie

(Egyptologist) Mr and Mrs Barton, Captain and Mrs Roberts (RAMC) , Mrs

Davies wife of Captain Davies, Major Borthwick. Lt. Reaictle and Captain

Mills. Had good dinner but thought I should enjoy it at home much better

and wished I was there.

26th Dec. Sunday

Went to Tombs of the Kings in the Libyan desert with Captain and Mrs

Roberts and Mills. Saw tombs of Ramses 6th. Amenophis 2nd and Seti 1st

Marvellous place built in the bowels of the earth under the hills. Left at

1030 a.m. got back at 4.30 p.m. Went on donkeys and enjoyed the ride.

                                 -19-




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19th Dec Sunday

Sent letter and cablegram home.

20th Dec.

Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

21st Dec.

Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

dinner in Shari with Mills (Capt. 6th R.W.F.) and Soliman our Dragoman.

Nice scene by moonlight , enjoyed it much- introduced to Roberts RAMC a

decent fellow who found out I sketched the same as himself. Made

arrangements to buy materials and accompany him on his journeys. Went to 

Winter Palace- magnificent place- got pyjamas- very hot muggy weather.

22nd Dec.

Slept rather uneasily . Selected some watercolor materials and commenced

sketch of Libyan Hills.

23rd Dec.

Had a few hours at sketch in the morning- pottered about during afternoon

at the market place. Funny show, hundreds of natives all different tribes-

dirty lot- still I was much impressed by the scenes.

24th Dec.

Finished sketch of Libyan hills- not pleased with same much too heavy for

my liking. Have wrong colours but could get no more. Went to concert.

25th Dec.

Went round Luxor Temple wonderful place- went to sports (Gymkana) in

afternoon enjoyed it much. Dinner at 7.30 p.m. with Mr and Mrs Mckie

(Egyptologist) Mr and Mrs Barton, Captain and Mrs Roberts (RAMC) , Mrs

Davies wife of Captain Davies, Major Borthwick. Lt. Reaictle and Captain

Mills. Had good dinner but thought I should enjoy it at home much better

and wished I was there.

26th Dec. Sunday

Went to Tombs of the Kings in the Libyan desert with Captain and Mrs

Roberts and Mills. Saw tombs of Ramses 6th. Amenophis 2nd and Seti 1st

Marvellous place built in the bowels of the earth under the hills. Left at

1030 a.m. got back at 4.30 p.m. Went on donkeys and enjoyed the ride.

                                 -19-





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  • June 8, 2017 21:45:54 Annick Rodriguez

    19th Dec Sunday

    Sent letter and cablegram home.

    20th Dec.

    Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

    21st Dec.

    Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

    were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

    motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

    60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

    gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

    dinner in Shari with Mills (Capt. 6th R.W.F.) and Soliman our Dragoman.

    Nice scene by moonlight , enjoyed it much- introduced to Roberts RAMC a

    decent fellow who found out I sketched the same as himself. Made

    arrangements to buy materials and accompany him on his journeys. Went to 

    Winter Palace- magnificent place- got pyjamas- very hot muggy weather.

    22nd Dec.

    Slept rather uneasily . Selected some watercolor materials and commenced

    sketch of Libyan Hills.

    23rd Dec.

    Had a few hours at sketch in the morning- pottered about during afternoon

    at the market place. Funny show, hundreds of natives all different tribes-

    dirty lot- still I was much impressed by the scenes.

    24th Dec.

    Finished sketch of Libyan hills- not pleased with same much too heavy for

    my liking. Have wrong colours but could get no more. Went to concert.

    25th Dec.

    Went round Luxor Temple wonderful place- went to sports (Gymkana) in

    afternoon enjoyed it much. Dinner at 7.30 p.m. with Mr and Mrs Mckie

    (Egyptologist) Mr and Mrs Barton, Captain and Mrs Roberts (RAMC) , Mrs

    Davies wife of Captain Davies, Major Borthwick. Lt. Reaictle and Captain

    Mills. Had good dinner but thought I should enjoy it at home much better

    and wished I was there.

    26th Dec. Sunday

    Went to Tombs of the Kings in the Libyan desert with Captain and Mrs

    Roberts and Mills. Saw tombs of Ramses 6th. Amenophis 2nd and Seti 1st

    Marvellous place built in the bowels of the earth under the hills. Left at

    1030 a.m. got back at 4.30 p.m. Went on donkeys and enjoyed the ride.

                                     -19-




  • June 8, 2017 21:43:52 Annick Rodriguez

    19th Dec Sunday

    Sent letter and cablegram home.

    20th Dec.

    Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

    21st Dec.

    Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

    were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

    motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

    60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

    gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

    dinner in Shari with Mills (Capt. 6th R.W.F.) and Soliman our Dragoman.

    Nice scene by moonlight , enjoyed it much- introduced to Roberts RAMC a

    decent fellow who found out I sketched the same as himself. Made

    arrangements to buy materials and accompany him on his journeys. Went to 

    Winter Palace- magnificent place- got pyjamas- very hot muggy weather.

    22nd Dec.

    Slept rather uneasily . Selected some watercolor materials and commenced

    sketch of Libyan Hills.

    23rd Dec.

    Had a few hours at sketch in the morning- pottered about during afternoon

    at the market place. Funny show, hundreds of natives all different tribes-

    dirty lot- still I was much impressed by the scenes.

    24th Dec.

    Finished sketch of Libyan hills- not pleased with same much too heavy for

    my liking. Have wrong colours but could get no more. Went to concert.

    25th Dec.

    Went round Luxor Temple wonderful place- went to sports (Gymkana) in

    afternoon enjoyed it much. Dinner at 7.30 p.m. with Mr and Mrs Mckie

    (Egyptologist) Mr and Mrs Barton, Captain and Mrs Roberts (RAMC) , Mrs

    Davies wife of Captain Davies, Major Borthwick. Lt. Reaictle and Captain

    Mills. Had good dinner but thought I should enjoy it at home much better

    and wished I was there.





  • June 8, 2017 21:43:10 Annick Rodriguez

    19th Dec Sunday

    Sent letter and cablegram home.

    20th Dec.

    Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

    21st Dec.

    Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

    were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

    motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

    60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

    gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

    dinner in Shari with Mills (Capt. 6th R.W.F.) and Soliman our Dragoman.

    Nice scene by moonlight , enjoyed it much- introduced to Roberts RAMC a

    decent fellow who found out I sketched the same as himself. Made

    arrangements to buy materials and accompany him on his journeys. Went to 

    Winter Palace- magnificent place- got pyjamas- very hot muggy weather.

    22nd Dec.

    Slept rather uneasily . Selected some watercolor materials and commenced

    sketch of Libyan Hills.

    23rd Dec.

    Had a few hours at sketch in the morning- pottered about during afternoon

    at the market place. Funny show, hundreds of natives all different tribes-

    dirty lot- still I was much impressed by the scenes.

    24th Dec.

    Finished sketch of Libyan hills- not pleased with same much too heavy for

    my liking. Have wrong colours but could get no more. Went to concert.

    25th Dec.

    Went round Luxor Temple wonderful place- went to sports (Gymkana) in

    afternoon enjoyed it much. Dinner at 7.30 p.m. with Mr and Mrs Mckie

    (Egyptologist) Mr and Mrs Barton, Captain and Mrs Roberts (RAMC) , Mrs

    Davies wife of Captain Davies, Major Borthwick. Lt. Reaictle and Captain





  • June 8, 2017 21:40:12 Annick Rodriguez

    19th Dec Sunday

    Sent letter and cablegram home.

    20th Dec.

    Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

    21st Dec.

    Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

    were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

    motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

    60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

    gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

    dinner in Shari with Mills (Capt. 6th R.W.F.) and Soliman our Dragoman.

    Nice scene by moonlight , enjoyed it much- introduced to Roberts RAMC a

    decent fellow who found out I sketched the same as himself. Made

    arrangements to buy materials and accompany him on his journeys. Went to 

    Winter Palace- magnificent place- got pyjamas- very hot muggy weather.

    22nd Dec.

    Slept rather uneasily . Selected some watercolor materials and commenced

    sketch of Libyan Hills.

    23rd Dec.

    Had a few hours at sketch in the morning- pottered about during afternoon

    at the market place. Funny show, hundreds of natives all different tribes-

    dirty lot- still I was much impressed by the scenes.

    24th Dec.

    Finished sketch of Libyan hills- not pleased with same much too heavy for




  • June 8, 2017 21:37:49 Annick Rodriguez

    19th Dec Sunday

    Sent letter and cablegram home.

    20th Dec.

    Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

    21st Dec.

    Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

    were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

    motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

    60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

    gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

    dinner in Shari with Mills (Capt. 6th R.W.F.) and Soliman our Dragoman.

    Nice scene by moonlight , enjoyed it much- introduced to Roberts RAMC a

    decent fellow who found out I sketched the same as himself. Made

    arrangements to buy materials and accompany him on his journeys. Went to 

    Winter Palace- magnificent place- got pyjamas- very hot muggy weather.




  • June 8, 2017 21:35:56 Annick Rodriguez

    19th Dec Sunday

    Sent letter and cablegram home.

    20th Dec.

    Left Victoria Hospital for Luxor. Entrained 2,15 p.m. arrived Luxor 8.30

    21st Dec.

    Country en-route is magnificent. There are 6 officers and 250 men- we

    were looked after well, every comfort- Sisters were delicious. On arrival

    motor ambulance took us to hotel, most luxurious place (Luxor Hotel). About

    60 officers and several officers wives and some civilian ladies and

    gentlemen are staying at hotel. Food not over grand. Went to Karnak after

    dinner in Shari



  • June 8, 2017 21:12:50 Annick Rodriguez

    19th Dec Sunday

    Sent letter and cablegram home.



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