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Ian and Cecil Jacob's diary, 1925-7

Reference Code: GBR/0014/JACB 1/3

Scope and Contents

Written by Ian Jacob about his and his wife Cecil Jacob's daily lives, including his work at the Royal School of Military Engineers at Chatham and their domestic life at Gillingham Green in Kent, November 1925-September 1926, and Woodbridge in Suffolk, November 1925-June 1927; visits to the theatre, ballet, comic opera, exhibitions, cinema and sporting events, November 1925-June 1927; a backstage tour of the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, with a friend of Cecil's who was in the cast, January 1926; Ian Jacob playing hockey and Ian and Cecil Jacob playing golf and tennis, December 1925-June 1927; a visit to RAF Halton for a sporting fixture, January 1926; a levée at St James's Palace where Ian Jacob was presented to King George V, February 1926; King George V's visit to the Corps of Royal Engineers at Chatham, March 1926; the General Strike, May 1926; a military exercise and a holiday on Dartmoor in Devon, June-July1926; a holiday at Glangrwyney Court near Abergavenny in Wales and at Swanage in Dorset, August 1926; moving to Farnborough in Hampshire, where Ian Jacob had been posted to the 12th Field Company of the Royal Engineers, September 1926; a demonstration of tanks at Camberley, November 1926; a New Year's Eve party on board HMS Revenge at Portsmouth, December 1926; a skiing holiday at Grindelwald in Switzerland, January 1927; acting as A.D.C. to his father, Field Marshal Claud Jacob, at the presentation of colours to the 2nd Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment at Colchester in Essex, March 1927; moving to another house in Farnborough, April 1927; and a flight in a Bristol fighter, May 1927.

With theatre, ballet, comic opera and sports programmes, press cuttings, and other printed ephemera.


  • Creation: 1925-7

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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 volume(s)

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