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Papa’s Letters: Love via First-Class Male

A Love transcending the distance of borders

About ten years ago, Judith C. Lovell inherited a bundle of love letters and diary notes written by her grandfather, David Clarence Hurd. “Papa”, as her grandfather was lovingly called, first wrote to Avril Louise Cato in October 1913.

He sent many impassioned love letters. He proposed marriage in a letter. She accepted the proposal in a letter. They physically met each other for the first time on Tuesday, August 1914, in Port Antonio, the day before their wedding ceremony.

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