Letter, sent to the Brisbane Girls Club from HRH the Prince of Wales on 18 August 1920 thanking the club for a presentation given during his visit.
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs Royal
CH classification PHILATELY Letter Receivers
Prince of Wales, Edward (b.1894, d.1972)
18 Aug 1920
Paper: cream coloured, laid , J Whatman watermark left edge. Medium: Red printed emblem top centre. Black ribbon typing. Signed in sepia ink.
Envelope Letterpress printing in black ink handwriting in pencil
Government House, \ SYDNEY, \ August 18th, 1920. \ ______ \ The President, \ Brisbane Girls' Club, \ BRISBANE [underlined] \ Madam, \ I am desired by the Prince of Wales to write and thank you again for the beautiful address presented by you on behalf of the members of the Brisbane Girls' Club before his departure from Queensland. His Royal Highness very much appreciated the presentation, and will be very happy to convey your greetings to Princess Mary as you request. He sends you all his most cordial thanks and warm good wishes. \ I am, \ Your obedient servant, \ EWM Grigg [signature] \ Lieut. - Colonel. \ Secretary to H.R.H the Price of Wales.
History and use
This letter of appreciation signed by HRH the Prince of Wales is dated 18 August 1920 and was presented to the Brisbane Girls Club in recognition of their service during World War 1. This and other items owned by the Club demonstrate the important role played by women on the homefront during WW1.
These items remained in the possession of Murielle Jean Brewer nee Jamieson. During the War years, Murielle was a member of the Brisbane Girls Club, a women’s service organisation that supported and raised funds for men on active service. The Club, headquartered on the second floor of the R Hornsby and Sons building in Edward Street, raised over £4,000 in ‘comfort funds’ and also provided supplies for men stationed at camps in the local Brisbane area. In addition to helping with fundraising, Murielle also assisted the Red Cross efforts on the home front.
Brewer, Murielle Jean (b.Circa 1896, d.1982)