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Notebooks

Notebooks contain notes, poetical sketches and drafts, poetical ideas, suggestions for the creative process, and commonplace extracts from poets such as Don Paterson and Seamus Heaney.

World War I

Consists of correspondence, memorabilia, documents and artefacts created or collected during, or in the immediate aftermath, of World War I.

Letters

Consists of 307 letters which were sent to the Brown family from Thomas Baker Brown while he served as a soldier in World War I. Letters cover Thomas Baker Brown's training in England, his time on the front in France, and his time as a Prisoner of War in Germany. Also consists of one letter sent to Thomas Baker Brown from his father which was returned from the front because Thomas Baker Brown was reported missing. Some of the letters are accompanied by transcripts produced by Thomas Baker Brown's family.

Letter from Thomas Baker Brown to his mother

Consists of the first letter home sent by Thomas Baker Brown to his mother following joining the army. The letter describes his trip from Newcastle to a training camp in York, and being put into the 'Clerks Platoon'. The letter is written from 9th Platoon, 'C' Company, 6th Northumberland Fusiliers, Scarcroft Schools, York.

Letter from Thomas Baker Brown to his father

Consists of a letter from Thomas Baker Brown to his father from a training camp in York. He describes his daily duties, the punishment one of the soldiers received for striking a non-commissioned officer and watching a company football match. The letter is written from 9th Platoon, C Company, 2/6th Northumberland Fusiliers, Scarcroft Schools, York.

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