What the servant saw: Letters from the Churchill household

What the servant saw: Letters from the Churchill household View Gallery
A pair of letters by Mary Dorgan to her son, written while she was in the employ of Winston Churchill in the mid-1940s

Progress has rendered the handwritten letter almost obsolete, which is nothing short of a tragedy. The handwritten missive tells us so much about the writer and their times.

The paper it’s written on speaks volumes, whether handmade with the engraved family crest, or a lined jotter with every centimetre of the page used up in the interest of economy – for the less well-off, paper and ink were luxuries to be used sparingly.

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