Julia Brown to Mrs Chibnall: To You at Christmas

Scope and Content

Christmas card and a letter reminiscing about the Christmas (1913?) she spent with Mrs Bowerman and Elsie.

The card is of cream paper with a mottled, gold glitter effect, and a texture imitating parchment. It is folded into four so that the card is made of a double thickness of paper. On the front is a border of gold lines, and a colour print of a front door with Christmas wreath, in a snowy scene. Inside is a colour print of two candles and holly, a printed message and manuscript message. The reverse is blank. The prints are in the style of a watercolour wash over a drawing.

The letter hoped that no bombs had reached their [Bowerman's] home, reminiscing about a Christmas (probably 1913) Brown spent with Mrs Bowerman and Elsie. Both are in an envelope with a Beverley Hills stamp dated 'DEC 4 / 1941', addressed to Mrs EM Bowerman Chibnall, 16 Dane Road, St. Leonards on Sea, Sussex, England. Sent from a Beverley Hills address.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Fair condition. Slight abrasions along the fold line along the left, and very slight creasing / tiny tears along the right edge. Robust. Production method: mechanically printed on paper, half tone print in black, over printed in colour