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Patullo Family Letters

Letters from James Burleigh Pattullo and George Robson Pattullo Jr. to their father George Robson Pattullo. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-1188

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P.S. The lieutenant who told the story in "Who Said Aliens?" is Bob Knight, my brother-in-law. He won the Croix de guerre,

Hotel Seville, New York November 1st., 1918

Dear Bops,

Just arrived from Washington, from where I sent you the night letter. Found your wire here, and another has just come relative to Duff. Sorry I wont be able to see him.

I will probably sail tomorrow, so this letter will be goodbye. There would be nothing gained by wiring, and it is against rules to indicate in any way when you are about to leave. Rather an elaborate precaution, inasmuch as the whole harbor front sees you pull out; but that is the military way.

It is too bad that we could not put in a week here together, but Celie's illness threw back my itinerary and I have now to make a quick jump, instead of a leisurely visit in New York, and then aboard. My stay abroad will be "indefinite" according to Mr. Lorimer. At least, when Lucile asked him at lunch how long he intended keeping me on the other side, he replied "Indefinitely". He told her he would get her a passport to go over later, in the Spring, to join me. I suppose he thinks that by that time my work with the army will be done, and she can accompany me on whatever other assignments abroad he may have in mind.

I am to stay with the army this winter, regardless of what happens. He wants articles in semi-fiction form, like Dirty Work at the Crossroads, A.W.O.L. (which comes out next week) etc. My instructions are to lay off the

BC Archives MS-1188 Box 1 File 4 PATTULLO, George Robson, 1845 - . Woodstock, Ontario Selected letters from his son George R. Pattullo Jr., 1917-1918.

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