Charles Wynne

The Wynne family papers in the Library are reasonably substantial and include the usual range of materials to be expected in an estate collection.

The letters reproduced here are the main body of letters sent by Charles to his mother while he was on active service. Not reproduced are the letters he sent her while he was in training before going to France, or the letters he wrote to other correspondents during the War. The Wynnes had a system, designed to deal with the erratic order in which letters arrived; Charles would apply a letter of the alphabet to his epistle and this would be reproduced on the reply so that a semblance of a conversation could be maintained. Like the Crookshank letters, Charles Wynne’s family passed around copies of his letters, in this case handwritten rather than typed; in some instances it is only the copy which has survived.