Letter From Geraldine Fitzgerald 1913

At Waiawa Downs

15 May 1913

Dear Mary

I hear that Constance is actually leaving CHS [Chilton St James] this term. She will be greatly missed there. You know that I don’t generally say pleasant things, so you can believe me when I tell you how much I have come to admire her purposefulness and capacity. I have been meaning to write this to you for

some time, for since I returned from England I have noticed the excellence of the work in the school, and work of that kind is everlasting in making the foundation of a school like that. I don’t think Constance has ever liked me much, so she may the more appreciate the fact that the value of the work she has done has been

recognised at its real worth. I am sure you will be glad to have her at home again. This is a very beautiful place and very beautiful people, and I am enjoying it greatly.

Yours very sincerely

Geraldine Fitzgerald

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15 May 1913

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Handwritten letter

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  • Geraldine Fitzgerald

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Geraldine Fitzgerald was the founding principal of Chilton St James, the school attended by Constance Nelson, and at which she later taught.

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