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A Batchelor's Retreat

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A black and white illustrated postcard captioned "A Batchelors / Re-treat". The illustration shows a parson, seated in front of a fireplace, reading the paper while his bible lies overturned on the floor. Overleaf the card is addressed to "Miss Ila Fordyce / 'Rose' / 285 Addison Road / Marrickville". The message reads "Dear Ila, / I am well pleased / with my new abode - This is / the first of my chum cards. / I am also sending one to Miss / Smith, get her to show you / same - Best wishes to / you all - your loving brother / R. Fordyce". The postmark is dated "4.MY.[19]08".

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