My dear Duff

Although Alec Duff is now a frontline soldier, his former teacher still addresses him by surname ('My dear Duff'), as was customary in boys' schools at that time.  Duff was killed in action not long after this exchange of letters, in June 1917.


Matthew Sharman, letter. 5 March 1917


Accession number: MS 11240


From the State Library of Victoria's Manuscripts Collection.

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Letters & diaries