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The Papers of Lieutenant Richard L Sale

Reference Code: GBR/0014/SALE

Scope and Contents

Commission and letters from the front during World War I; and letters of Dorothy Sale


  • Creation: 1912-08 - 1924


Conditions Governing Access

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

Conditions Governing Use

Researchers wishing to publish excerpts from the papers must obtain prior permission from the copyright holders and should seek advice from Archives Centre staff.

Biographical / Historical

Richard Sale was born in 1888, in Atherstone [Warwickshire], the son of, Alfred, a solicitor. He was the second of three brothers: his older brother, Alfred, was born in 1880, and his younger, Edward, in 1891. Edward was a Captain in the 10th Gloucestershire Regiment and was sent to France in August 1915, where he was killed in action on 29 Sept. 1915. Richard Sale was educated at The Haugh Packwood Preparatory School in Warwickshire from 1901. From 1911 he studied law. He married Dorothy in October 1913 and was commissioned in the Royal Horse Guards, October 1915. He lived in Orchard Atherstone, Warwickshire.


1 archive box(es) (1 archive box containing 3 folders)

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Other Finding Aids

A copy of this finding aid and a box list of the collection are available for consultation at Churchill Archives Centre, Cambridge and the National Register of Archives, London.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were presented to Churchill Archives Centre by Dr Donald Steven in November 1979


This catalogue and collection (fonds) level description was prepared by Andrew Riley of Churchill Archives Centre in September 2003. Biographical information was provided by a researcher in 2012.


Sale, Richard Lander, b1888, Lieutenant

2003-09-15 17:09:51+00:00
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Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

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