Dec. 27 1917
Dear Miss Simpson,
Your lovely parcel reached me in excellent condition, and following your instructions I did not open it until Christmas Day, and I can assure you that the contents were very much appreciated.
We had a very enjoyable Christmas, considering the fact that we are on active service. We spent the two or three days before Christmas in scouring
Beswick, R.C., Letter, 27 December 1917