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Personal letters from LSA to AFA, 1914-02 - 1915-01

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Reference Code: GBR/0014/AMEL 6/3/58

Scope and Contents

Chiefly love letters, and with other subjects including: LSA's visit to Northern Ireland, the popularity of Sir Edward Carson and the state of the Home Rule debate; LSA's stay at Cliveden [Buckinghamshire] with Waldorf Astor and Nancy Astor; public meetings and speeches on raising troops for the army; the funeral of 1st Lord Roberts; personal letters while LSA was on General Sir Henry Rawlinson's staff with the 4th Corps in Flanders [Belgium]; the effect of LSA's criticism of Herbert Asquith [Prime Minister, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith]; fraternisation with the German troops on Christmas Day; writing an account of the First Battle of Ypres; the state of the trenches.

Dates

  • 1914-02 - 1915-01

Conditions Governing Access

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Extent

1 file(s)

Language of Materials

English

Former / Other Reference

Box 343

Finding aid date

2004-12-22 10:15:25.060000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Contact:
Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Cambridge Cambridgeshire CB3 0DS United Kingdom
+44 (0)1223 336087

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