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Photograph album of Canada, 1931 - 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LASL II/6/9

Scope and Contents

Alan Lascelles was Secretary to Lord Bessborough [Vere Brabazon Ponsonby, 9th Earl of Bessborough], Governor General of Canada, 1931-5.
Including photographs of Rideau Hall, the Governor General's official residence in Ottawa (also known as Government House), 1931; Lord Bessborough being sworn in at Halifax, 1931; Lord Bessborough's ADCs, Sir John Child and Robin Steuart-French ("John Child in uniform and out"), undated [1931 and 1932]; the Lascelles family on summer holidays at Mackay Lake, undated [1931 and 1932]; Charles Lindbergh's seaplane at Rockliffe Aerodrome, 1931; views of Montreal, undated [1931]; Alan and Joan Lascelles on a fishing trip to 31 Mile Lake, undated [1931]; the Lascelles family skiing, sledging, skating and playing ice hockey in the winter, with Lord Bessborough and his eldest son, Lord Duncannon [Frederick Edward Neuflize Ponsonby, later 10th Earl of Bessborough, known as Eric Bessborough], among others, 1931 and [1932]; aerial views of New York, including the recently completed Chrysler Building, undated [1932]; presentation of the Colours to the Governor General's Footguards, 1932; the Lascelles family at Tadoussac and Medicine Lake, undated [1932]; Rideau Cottage and the rock garden, undated [1932]; Lord Bessborough presiding over the Opening of the Parliamentary Session, 1932; press cuttings about the Imperial Economic Conference in Ottawa, including Stanley Baldwin, Neville Chamberlain, Leo Amery, Lord Hailsham [Douglas Hogg, 1st Viscount Hailsham] and Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister [later 1st Earl of Swinton], 1932; and the Lascelles family on holiday by the sea in an unidentified location, undated.
All the photographs are black-and-white.


  • 1931 - 1935

Conditions Governing Access

Permission to consult CLOSED material within the Lascelles papers (LASL 1/2/1-6; and sections of LASL 2-4) and the catalogue describing the closed material must be obtained from the Royal Archives. The remainder of the collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Date information

DateText: undated, 1931-[1935].

Finding aid date

2005-11-17 16:52:54.827000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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

The UK Archival Thesaurus has been integrated with our catalogue, thanks to Kings College London and the AIM25 project for their support with this.