MS-081: Leahy Family Correspondence; 1894-1901, Gibraltar
MS-081: Leahy Family Correspondence; 1894-1901,
(1 box, .54 cubic feet)
Inclusive Dates: 1894-1901
Processed by Amy Sanderson, ‘07
Provenance Purchased from Julian Browning Rare Books and Manuscripts, London
Captain H.G. Leahy served in the British Army in
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:  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:  letters to her mother and one to her aunt, from Gibraltar and
141 letters in total
Processor’s Note: Many of the dates were determined by the previous owner and have been maintained in this collection.