From [Edward Charles Bartlett] at Shebbear Bible Christian College, to his parents.
They have to write a letter home today which will be examined by the teacher before it is posted, so it will not therefore be very long. He is pleased to be able to say that he is very well and waiting for better weather so that he can play cricket more often.
He supposes that they have had a cold spring also. Everything looks barren and yet they are within a month of the mid-summer holidays, which he thinks will commence on Wednesday 18th June
Placed inside a latter envelope annotated 'A letter from Daddi to his father & mother when a boy aged 12 years'
Edward Charles Bartlett (1867-1936) was born at Timberscombe in Somerset and went to school at the Bible Christian Shebbear College. He entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1890 and served as Journal Secretary at seven Conferences. For his services during World War 1 as a chaplain to the Belgians in France, he was awarded the Order of the Belgian Crown. His later ministry was spent in circuits in the North of England
Source: Beckerlegge and M R 30 Jan. 1936, p.4
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