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Copeland Diary 1917-18

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022IIII

Scope and Contents

An undated transcript of letters from Copeland to his mother describing his service in India, 1917-1918, illustrated with 101 photographs and 12 postcards of India and Burma, including architectural features, costumes and different racial groups. The majority of the images are either captioned or referred to in the narrative. Most of the photographs are circa 55 x 55 mm in size. The majority were taken by Copeland, but some are noted as the work of his fellow soldiers, and it is possible that a few of the larger ones are professional photographs.


  • Creation: 1917 - 1918


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Biographical / Historical

Private A.E. Copeland served in the Signal Section of D Company, 1st/5th Hampshire Regiment.


1 volume(s) (113 images in 1 volume)

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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The photographs are in good condition.

Former / Other Reference

MSS 22 V

Other Finding Aids

The photographs are listed in the typescript photograph catalogue. The transcript is described at RCMS 72 in the manuscripts catalogue, and is stored in the Manuscripts Collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from David Pratt in 1972.


This collection level description was entered by SG and RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Copeland, A E, fl 1917-1918

Includes index.
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Repository Details

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