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Collection RC0592 - Nash's Magazine World War I collection

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Nash's Magazine World War I collection

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RC0592

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  • 1914 (Creation)

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14 items

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This is a collection of fourteen letters, some addressed to the editor of Nash’s magazine, mostly written in August and September 1914, the beginning of World War I. One of the letters begins: “you have asked me for a message of encouragement to your readers in the dark hour of our country’s fortune.” The collection ranges from lengthy letters to a few lines. Literary contributors include Barry Pain, Louis Parker, Mrs. W. Desmond Humphreys, E. Temple Thurston. There are also letters from military figures (Major General Sir Henry Page Croft, Major General Sir Alfred Edward Turner, General Sir George Benjamin Wolseley). Other contributions are from Sir T. Vansittart Bowater, the Lord Mayor of London , the Archbishop of Armagh and the Bishop of Chicester.

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The collection was acquired at auction. Its provenance and date of acquisition is not known. It was discovered missing in July 2007 and not found until September 2009 when this description was written.

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