Letter - Ethelwyn Wetherald to Miss Dalrymple, 1918
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A letter from Ethelwyn Wetherald to Miss Dalrymple that reads: "Dear Miss Dalrymple, I was glad to get your note of condolence because of the kindness that prompted it and because it gives me an opportunity to tell you what I have often thought, that it is to you and such as you who have been bereaved for our country's sake that the sympathy and grateful regard of everyone should turn. My brother had suffered a great deal, and in his frequent attacks of nervous depression had often longed for death; so while we mourn it is not for him but for ourselves. A selfish grief like that should not be cherished. But your brother I am sure was so young that for him 'the best was yet to be.' I often think of the thousands of names in which war has brought death, and wondered what our country can ever do to show her gratitude. Dorothy has missed some says since the term began, chiefly because of mud and rain. She has a very sincere affection for you. You are young and the inspiration of two score young spirits. Is that fact full of petry to you? It is to me. With kind regards to your Aunts and to yourself, very sincerely, A.E. Wetherald"