Letters received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 1 June 1916 – 25 December 1916

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Accession Number RCDIG0000017
Collection number 3DRL/3376 2/3
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 58
Object type Letters
Physical description 187 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 54 letters received by Birdwood from men and women of various military and civilian positions between 1 June and 25 December 1916. Some of the correspondents include Field Marshal Douglas Haig, Edward George Villiers Stanley (Earl of Derby), Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Michael de Robeck, Paul Thuillier-Buridard (Mayor of Vignacourt), and General Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton. This file also includes several letters from Australian women wanting to know about their sons, or sending gifts such as four-leaf clovers and scarves. There are also letters from soldiers who served under Birdwood, written in response to the congratulatory letters he sent them when they received an award. Other topics covered include fundraising efforts and organisations such as the Cheer-Up Society and the YMCA.
The letters in this file are a mixture of private and official and include:
Letter from Alexander John Godley to Birdwood, 1 June 1916
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Richard Edmond Courtney to Birdwood, 2 June 1916
Letter from Edith de Cashe to Birdwood, 4 June 1916
Letter from General Jean Marie Joseph Armand Brulard to Birdwood, 6 June 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from David McLaren Morrison to Birdwood, 6 June 1916
Letter from David McLaren Morrison to Birdwood, 6 June 1916
Letter from Edith Monins to Birdwood, 7 June 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from Major Richard Francis Fitzgerald to Birdwood, 8 June 1916
Letter from Edward George Villiers Stanley to Birdwood, 10 June 1916
Letter from General Douglas Haig to Birdwood, 26 June 1916
Letter from Thomas Noble Mackenzie to Birdwood, 28 June 1916
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 29 June 1916
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 1 July 1916
Letter from Major Thomas John Carey Evans to Birdwood, 3 July 1916
Letter from Lieutenant John David Rogers to Birdwood, 3 July 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from M L Fox to Birdwood, 4 July 1916 [includes four-leaf clover]
Letter from Commodore Roger John Brownlow Keyes to Birdwood, 4 July 1916
Letter from Vice Admiral John de Robeck to Birdwood, 7 July 1916
Letter from Lieutenant General Aylmer Gould Hunter-Weston to Birdwood, 10 July 1916
Letter from Paul Thuillier-Buridard to Birdwood, 14 July 1916 [includes 100 Franc note and envelope]
Letter from Keith G Campbell to Birdwood, 17 July 1916
Letter from Andrew Fisher to Birdwood, 27 July 1916
Letter from Vivienne F Connelly to Birdwood, 4 August 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton to Birdwood, 4 August 1916
Letter from Major Maurice Wilder-Neligen to Birdwood, 4 August 1916
Letter from Edward George Villiers Stanley to Birdwood, 13 August 1916
Letter from General Sir Ian Standish Monteith Hamilton to Birdwood, 14 August 1916
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 15 August 1916
Letter from Lieutenant General John Spencer Ewart to Birdwood, 19 August 1916
Letter from Miss Nellie G Roebuck to Birdwood, 19 August 1916
Letter from Mrs S Champion de Crespigny to Birdwood, 22 August 1916 [includes newspaper clipping titled "Sixpence a Row”, n.d.]
Letter from Mrs F D Hopkins to Birdwood, 24 August 1916
Letter from Mrs E N Lawrence to Birdwood, 28 August 1916 [includes list of 338 women who contributed to a scarf sent to Birdwood]
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 28 August 1916
Letter from Maurice Pascal Alers Hankey to Birdwood, 11 September 1916 [Reproduced with permission of the Master and Fellows of Churchill College Cambridge]
Letter from Mrs Edith Reid to Birdwood, 21 September 1916
Letter from Chaplain Frederic James Miles to Birdwood, 25 September 1916
Letter from Herbert Henry Asquith to Birdwood, 27 September 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton to Birdwood, 27 September 1916
Letter from Private Martin O'Meara to Birdwood, 28 September 1916
Letter from Robert Walker McLean to Birdwood, 10 October 1916
Letter from Sergeant Charles George Freestone to Birdwood, 12 October 1916
Letter from Major Lewis Jeffries to Birdwood, 12 October 1916
Letter from Chaplain Joseph Hearn to Birdwood, 17 October 1916
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 27 October 1916 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from Benjamin [indecipherable] Moore to Birdwood, 1 November 1916
Letter from J Henry Lang to Birdwood, 4 November 1916
Letter from General Sir Dighton Macnaughten Probyn to Birdwood, 7 November 1916
Letter from W F Thornton to Birdwood, 9 November 1916
Letter from Mrs Abbie Mendelsohn to Birdwood, 14 November 1916
Letter from Mrs Isabel Howell-Price to Birdwood, 11 December 1916 [includes envelope]
Letter from Vice Admiral John de Robeck to Birdwood, 20 December 1916
Letter from C V L Paith to Birdwood, 23 December 1916
Letter from Lord Charles Hardinge to Birdwood, 25 December [1916]