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Diary, 1927-01-01 - 1927-12-31

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 36/2/6

Scope and Contents

This diary records Bell’s life in retirement, much of it spent in Cannes, where he purchased land for the construction of a villa. It describes his social life, interests, personal affairs and travels. Subjects of particular interest include his reception of the GCMG from George V, the composition of ‘Foreign Colonial Administration in the Far East’ and letters to the press upon subjects such as the control of cinema in the colonies (circa 200 sheets).


  • 1927-01-01 - 1927-12-31

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1 file(s) (1 file) : paper

Language of Materials


Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

some of the sheets are very fragile



Finding aid date

2010-04-28 09:48:05+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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