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LevelFile
Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)CMS/ACC912 F2
TitleLetters written by Don Wyatt to Rex Wyatt
Extent1 folder
Date1941-1943
DescriptionLetters from Don Wyatt, written from South Africa to her husband Rex Wyatt in Lagos, 15 November 1941 to 20 January 1943

These letters were numbered by the recipient, and the last number is 122. They were written by installments, a portion being written every day and the letters posted once or twice a week. They concern the regular doings of Don Wyatt while separated from her husband, her social and religious life in Knysna and other parts of Cape Province and the birth and upbringing of her son Martin. The main points of interest are the conflict between the sense of missionary calling and the demands of family life; the arguments, occasionally quite bitter, about this and the right course of action; and a certain amount of missionary gossip.
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