Letters received by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, 1 January 1918 – 25 December 1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0000019
Collection number 3DRL/3376 2/5
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 39
Object type Letters
Physical description 92 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 38 letters received by Field Marshal Lord Birdwood from men and women of various military and civilian positions between 1 January and 25 December 1918. Some of the correspondents are Field Marshal Douglas Haig, Lieutenant General Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs, Isabel Howell-Price, Sir Joseph Austen Chamberlain, Sir Henry Seymour Rawlinson, and Lieutenant Colonel Quinat. The subjects discussed in these letters include the outcomes of promotions, requests for sons to be sent home, stamp collecting, anti-British sentiment in Australia, the re-naming of Hahndorff and Blumberg in South Australia, and the Pflaum family in the newly named town of Birdwood. There are also replies to condolence and congratulatory letters sent by Birdwood.
The letters in this file are a mixture of private and official and include:
Letter from William Henry Leighton Bailey to Birdwood, 1 January 1918
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 4 January 1918
Letter from Douglas John Byard to Birdwood, 6 January 1918
Letter from Field Marshal Douglas Haig to Birdwood, 11 January 1918
Letter from Major General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs to Birdwood, 25 January 1918
Letter from Florence Martin to Birdwood, 17 February 1918
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 26 February 1918
Letter from Brigadier General Cyril Brudenell White to Birdwood, 22 March 1918
Letter from Colonel Alfred Sutton to Birdwood, 31 March 1918
Letter from Mr D Ellerton Browne to Birdwood, 5 April 1918
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Hilmer Smith to Birdwood, 21 April 1918
Letter from Joseph Austen Chamberlain to Birdwood, 24 April 1918
Letter from Rear Admiral Arthur Cavenagh Leveson to Birdwood, 26 April 1918
Letter from Temporary Brigadier General John Paton to Birdwood, 21 May 1918
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 22 May 1918
Letter from Temporary Brigadier General John Paton to Birdwood, 25 May 1918
Letter from Major General Nevill Maskelyne Smyth to Birdwood, 26 May 1918
Letter from Temporary Brigadier General John Paton to Birdwood, 28 May 1918
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Edmund James Houghton Nicholson to Birdwood, 6 June 1918
Letter from Senior Chaplain Frederick James Miles to Birdwood, 11 June 1918
Letter from Major General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs to Birdwood, 21 June 1918
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel John Lawrence Whitham to Birdwood, 23 June 1918
Letter from General Henry Seymour Rawlinson to Birdwood, 27 June 1918
Letter from Charles Owen Leaver Riley, 27 June 1918
Letter from Courtauld Thomson to Birdwood, 5 August 1918
Letter from Field Marshal Douglas Haig to Birdwood, 11 August 1918
Letter from 14 members of the Central Committee of the South Australian branch of the Australian Comforts Fund [L Ayers; C Clayton; T Colley; M Farr; C Glover; A B Harrington; K Hayward; M Hill; Lucy Leudon; T Luengley; A Rivary; M Rowell; C Simpson; M Wendt; G Wyatt; C Young] to Birdwood, 5 September 1918
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Quinat to Birdwood, 19 October 1918 [written in French]
Letter from Isabell Day to Birdwood, 21 October 1918
Letter from Ch. Favet to Birdwood, 21 October 1918
Letter from Chaplain General Professor John Laurence Rentoul to Birdwood, 25 October 1918
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 4 November 1918
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 4 November 1918
Letter from Walter Hume Long to Birdwood, 5 November 1918
Letter from Catherine C S Ritchie to Birdwood, 9 December 1918
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel George Jameson Johnston to Birdwood, 10 December 1918
Letter from Isabel Howell-Price to Birdwood, 23 December 1918
Letter from Isabel Howell-Price to Birdwood, 25 December 1918