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MS-081: Leahy Family Correspondence; 1894-1901, Gibraltar

 Processed by Amy Sanderson, ‘07

September 2006

Provenance: Purchased from Julian Browning Rare Books and Manuscripts, London

Biography:
Captain H.G. Leahy served in the British Army in Gibraltar.  No other information is known about him in regards to this collection.

Scope and Content:
A family correspondence illustrating service life and current events...comprising:

Captain H.G. Leahy: [24] letters written to his wife, 1900-1901, from Gibraltar, containing a lively, and at time critical, account of service life, including the commemoration of the death of Queen Victoria, accession of Edward VII and the visit of the Duke and Duchess of York en route to Australia.

Alice Leahy: [63] letters to her mother and one to her aunt, from Gibraltar and London, 1899-1900 and approximately [54] letters to her husband, Captain Leahy, 1894-1899, [20 signed as Alice M. Pelly]

141 letters in total

Processor's Note: Many of the dates were determined by the previous owner and have been maintained in this collection.

SERIES I - 1894; 1 folder

SERIES II - 1895; 1 folder

SERIES III - 1897; 1 folder

SERIES IV - 1898; 1 folder

SERIES V - 1899; 5 folders

SERIES VI - 1900; 5 folders

SERIES VII - 1901; 3 folders

SERIES VIII - Date undetermined; 2 folders

SERIES IX - Miscellaneous; 1 folder

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