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Amara, Iraq

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Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:

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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 8 Apr. 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/122
Scope and Contents

Soon learned to detest his general [Wanchope], but has now escaped his temporary staff appointment and is again 2nd-in-command of his battalion; Dent to leave Cambridge?; feels unprepared for the future, though the Army pays him well; feels he lacks creative ability

Dates: 8 Apr. 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 27 Apr. 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/123
Scope and Contents

The government promises that he will be home in October; the coarsening effect of his military life; his many ailments; the Army's code of behaviour, and its reactions to the war; Dent asked to name his preferred souvenir of Mesopotamia

Dates: 27 Apr. 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 7 May 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/124
Scope and Contents

'The latest excitement here is a Motor launch moonlight procession'; Arabic lessons

Dates: 7 May 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 24 May 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/125
Scope and Contents

His lack of culture; baffled by Edith Sitwell's poetry; Ian Hamilton's speech on Rupert [Brooke]; Ted Hoare still in Karachi, building new law courts

Dates: 24 May 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 7 June 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/126
Scope and Contents

Is too idle, and is drinking excessively; constant trouble from Arabs and Kurds, 'lopping off the ears of political officers, most of whom ... thoroughly deserve to have their ears lopped off'; musical philistinism of India; has read Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out

Dates: 7 June 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 19 June 1919-22 June 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/127
Scope and Contents

Cernicoff has evidently 'found consolation'; prospects of demobilization have improved; regrets failing to declare his profession as schoolmaster, as that would have allowed him home 'long ago'; will live with his mother on his return, for he has no club; Arabs quiet again; Arabic lessons

Dates: 19 June 1919-22 June 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 19 Aug. 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/130
Scope and Contents

The walls of Mosul; a world-record temperature in Basra; the battalion's fifth-birthday party; Dent's adventures in Eastbourne and with Sebastian Sprott; his sister and brother-in-law are in Malta; his servant Abdul

Dates: 19 Aug. 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 2 Sep. 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/131
Scope and Contents

Overwhelmed by depression and nostalgia; an armed attack by thieves; demobilization again delayed; The Athenaeum is coming through; likes formlessness in modern literature and drama; has sent off 350 men to Basra; is at times grateful to the gramophone

Dates: 2 Sep. 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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From P.J. Chester J. Laidlaw, Amara, 13 Sep. 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.7973/P/132
Scope and Contents

Is thinking of taking a government post in Persia; will look up Capt Fuller when next in Baghdad; a letter from Cernikoff; Paul Fut; is delighted by [Daisy Ashford's] The Young Visitors

Dates: 13 Sep. 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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