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

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

(1 box, .54 cubic feet)

Inclusive Dates: 1894-1901 

Processed by Amy Sanderson, ‘07

September 2006

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Provenance Purchased from Julian Browning Rare Books and Manuscripts, London


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

Series Description

This collection is divided up into nine series.  Series I: 1894; Series II: 1895; Series III: 1897; Series IV: 1898; Series V: 1899; Series VI: 1900; Series VII: 1901; Series VIII: Date undetermined; Series IX: Miscellaneous. 

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.

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