Items (121 total)

  • Collection: Letters of John Jarmain

Manuscript letter proving an insight into everyday life on board of the troopship. Also including the poems 'Embarkation' and 'Island for Sale'.

Manuscript letter describing Jarmain’s train journey from Aldershot to Liverpool Docks and his embarkation on the liner SS Duchess of Richmond in the 242 Anti-Tank battery, 61st Anti-Tank Regiment.

Manuscript letter providing an insight into aspects of his life on board of the troopship.

Manuscript letter. The British airgraph service was used during the war for delivering messages between servicemen and civilians.

Manuscript letter including the poems 'Sleeping on Deck', 'Flying Fishes' and 'Yone May' and references to his life in the army and Capetown.

Manuscript letter from a port providing an insight into aspect of his life in the army, censorship and how the British empire was perceived by the local population. Also mentioning the distance and the difficulties of communication by letter with his…

Manuscript letter depicting life in a transit camp in the desert where the soldiers are learning the desert ways. Also including references to the food rations.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army training camps in the desert, flies, heat, lack of privacy and then life in the local villages, Cairo, a military parade for Wiston Churchill and a sketch.

Manuscript letter mentioning his daughter.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army camps and three South African coins. Also mentioning receiving a cable or cablegram with news of his daughter's birth and wandering how the baby looks like.

Manuscript letter mentioning the difficulties of writing letters during war in the desert.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army camps and the difficulty of describing it to people in England, the desert near Cairo and dust storms. Also mentioning the regret of missing out the early time with his newly born…

Manuscript lettercard including references to everyday life in the army camps in the desert near Cairo.

Manuscript lettercard including references to everyday life in the army in the desert near Cairo.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army, including meals, flies, in the desert near Cairo and Alexandria.

Manuscript letter including drafts of the poems 'Bivouac' and 'Mirage', Jarmain's reflections on his poetry and a structure for a book. Also providing an insight into the practicality of living in the desert, including sketches of his dugout, a…

Manuscript lettercard including a draft of the poem 'Mirage' and references to everyday life in the army camps.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life during leave in Alexandria and his description of the city.
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