6 original handwritten letters dating from 1942-1943 by Jhr. Paul J.A.A.M. van Nispen tot Sevenaer to his son Jhr. Carel H.J.I.M. van Nispen tot Sevenaer during the Second World War. Carel was mayor of Mill and aparently lost his house in 1940 as result of the figting taking place in Mill. His father Paul/Paulus lives in Arnhem (Velperbroekweg 1a) and writes about the reconstruction of the lost house, the illness of the family members (sons Christiaan Frans and Paul), the difficulties concerning food and sufficient help, he sends money (10 gulden grijsaard 1939, original banknote included) and tells his son about the death at the eastern front of Egon van Bonninghausen (1899-1943). Names mentioned: Meta, Lodi, Cecile, tante Lucy Bosch van Drakestein-Serraris (married to Johan Bosch van Drakestein) and his wife Anna (Annie/Anny) Leonarda Huberta Maria van Baar (1897-1968). Added to the letters are a letter by Christiaan Frans and Paul to St Nicolaas (1947) suggesting gifts, a card to Annie/Anny van Nispen tot Sevenaer from Wies van Nispen tot Pannerden (1941) wishing: ‘weinig heil en veel zegen’ (refering to the hated German greeting ‘Heil Hitler’), a letter by L.P.H.M. van Baar (relative of his wife), notaris in Urmond, to Carel with a handcoloured coat of arms as a gift and a leter by Tante Lucy Bosch van Drakestein (Nieuw-Amelisweerd, Utrecht, 1941). After the bombing of their house the family resided in Rusthuis St Elisabeth in Grave. 10 documents in total.