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Letters on ELS, 1971-05 - 1972-10

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SPRS 2/25

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on mentions of ELS in histories of the First World War, also relating to his Alsatian dog, Rex. Correspondents include 1st Lord Chandos [earlier Oliver Lyttelton].

Also includes copies of letters relating to ELS from the First World War, with letters from Winston Churchill (1915-16), on trying to get ELS promoted and his admiration for him (originals at SPRS 1/76), from Sir Maurice Hankey [Secretary to the Imperial War Cabinet] on the value of his work (original at SPRS 1/159), from General Victor d'Urbal, commander of the Tenth Army on his regret at losing him (original at SPRS 5/13) and from Field Marshal Sir John French [later 1st Lord Ypres] on his affection for him (original at SPRS 1/138).


  • Creation: 1971-05 - 1972-10

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

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


1 file(s)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference

Acc 545 Box 93

Finding aid date

2007-05-18 15:03:50.483000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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