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Guide to the Sympathy Cards Souvenirs Collection, Souvenirs 17
This collection contains sympathy cards sent during the First World War by individuals and official organisations.
SERIES 1: General Sympathy Cards (27 items). Description: The series contains general examples of sympathy cards that were sent by friends and relatives to families of service personnel who died whilst on active service during the First World War. They feature military themes as well as traditional Christian images and sentiments. Use has been made of black borders and bible verses as well as verses by well-known poets. Most have been designed in booklet form and are tied together with ribbon or wool.; SERIES 2: Official Sympathy Cards and Letters (3 items).Description: This series contains official sympathy cards and letters that were sent to families who had lost loved ones by state governments and other organisations. They feature condolence messages to these families as well as information about memorials for service personnel and details of available assistance for family members.; SERIES 3: Appreciation of Sympathy cards (4 items). Description: This series contains examples of cards sent to friends and relatives acknowledging the sympathy received by families who lost loved ones on active service during the First World War.
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Funeral Services; Memorial services; World War One
Greeting cards; Sympathy cards