Letter from Gustav Holst to Isobel Holst

Scope and Content

Discusses his experiences abroad while on service with the YMCA in Salonica, including details about the journey from Corfu to Salonica, the weather in Salonica, people he met including the son of the Irish poet D Graves, a crash with a Greek train, and Christmas presents. Mentions another service man, Swainson. Includes a separate post-script note [7pp]

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Related Material

See HOL/1/6/7 for more information about Gustav Holst's travels abroad in 1918.