Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Today I got an email that made my day.
Here is a copy of was sent to me.
Thank you for your email of 4 August, and for taking the trouble to send the images of the pocket prayer book used by your late grandfather during his military service in the First World War.
Your grandfather's prayer book is certainly unusual for the handwritten comments he has included regarding soldiers who have died, and I am sure that our many visitors would find the item of definite historical interest. If you wanted to have the book held here in our archive, where it could be preserved and made available for study, then I should therefore be most interested to see it.
If you wanted to send the original book to me, then our address is the Documents and Sound Section, Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ. Alternatively, if you would prefer to bring the item to the museum in person then I should be glad to meet you here.
So I sent a reply saying I would like to hand the book over myself. Now I will wait to find out when it will be convenient for the head of documents to meet me.
I have to admit I was not sure they would want it as it is not in great condition but I sent them pictures of the book so they could see what it was like.
I am really happy that they want it and that it will be used for study and I am sure my Grandfather would be pleased as well and rather surprised that what he wrote will be seen by so many.
I had to share this news.