Forewords, congratulatory messages, etc. Public speeches, addresses to cadets [Part 1]

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Accession Number RCDIG0000022
Collection number 3DRL/3376 2/8
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 49
Object type Letters
Physical description 57 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1916-1925
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Folder of 52 papers and letters received or written by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood between 1 May 1916 and 1925. Some of these correspondents include William Morris “Billy” Hughes (Prime Minister of Australia), Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson (Governor-General of Australia), Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Galway (Governor of South Australia), Sir Charles Gregory Wade (Agent-General for New South Wales), Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and Strathean (Governor-General of Canada), Frank Sheppard (Lord Mayor of Bristol), and Archibald Henry Peake (Premier of South Australia). There are also letters from several editors of wartime journals including Sir John Evelyn Wrench (The Spectator), Sir Clutha Nantes Mackenzie (The Chronicles of the NZEF), Dr Guy Hardy Scholefield, and A P Hatton (The Comrades Journal). This file was part of Item 19 in the filing system used by Birdwood to organise a set of records related to the Dardanelles Campaign. Related items can be found in 11/16 and 11/17.
The letters in this file are a mixture of private and official and include:
Cablegrams exchanged by William Morris "Billy" Hughes and Birdwood, [c. July - August 1916] [copy]
Introduction written by Birdwood for publication in "Crusading at ANZAC" by Ellis Silas, 1 May 1916
Special order by Birdwood, 7 June 1916
Letter from Birdwood to Dr Guy Hardy Scholefield, [c. August 1916] [draft]
Situation map with line taken over by 1st Australian Division 19 July 1916 shewn in green, 3 September 1916
Special order by Major General Harold Bridgwood Walker, 27 October 1916
Letter from Birdwood to John Evelyn Leslie Wrench, 6 November 1916
Message from Australian Imperial Force addressed to Henry Ebenezer Budden, [December 1916]
Message from Australian Imperial Force addressed to Clutha Nantes Mackenzie, December 1916
Message from Australian Imperial Force addressed to Keith Arthur Murdoch, [December 1916]
Letter from Birdwood to Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert, 17 [March 1917]
Telegram from Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert to Birdwood, 20 March 1917 [Used with the permission of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II]
Letter from Birdwood to [Frank Sheppard], 21 April 1917
Letter from Birdwood to sick/wounded Australian troops, 25 April 1917
Letter from Birdwood to sick/wounded Australian troops, 25 April 1917
Telegram from Birdwood to Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 7 May 1917 [copy]
Telegram from Birdwood to Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 7 May 1917 [duplicate - not scanned]
Introduction written by Birdwood for publication in "News from no man's land" by Reverend James Green, 13 May 1917
Cablegram from Birdwood to Department of Defence, 16 July 1917 [copy]
Cablegram from Birdwood to Sunday Times, Sydney, 2 August 1917 [copy]
Telegram from Archibald Henry Peake to Birdwood, 3 August 1917
Message for despatch to Archibald Henry Peake from Birdwood, c. August 1917
Address written by Birdwood for a series of talks by Archdeacon A L Wade, 1 September 1917
Letter from Birdwood to “My Dear General”, 9 November 1917
Address given by Birdwood to the Australian Imperial Force, 12 November 1917
Letter from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 23 December 1917
Address given by Birdwood to the Australian Imperial Force, 25 December 1917
Address given by Birdwood to the Australian Imperial Force, 25 December 1917
Christmas message written by Birdwood for publication in "The Harefield Boomerang", n.d.
Telegram from Birdwood to [Field Marshal Douglas Haig], c. 1917
New Year message written by Birdwood for publication in "Overseas", c. January 1918
Address written by Birdwood to the Australian Imperial Force, 26 March 1918
Address written by Birdwood to the Australian Imperial Force, 26 March 1918 [duplicate - not scanned]
Address written by Birdwood to the Australian Imperial Force, 26 March 1918 [duplicate - not scanned]
Special order issued to all Australian troops, 6 April 1918
Telegrams from Birdwood to Sir Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson and Arthur William de Brito Savile Foljambe, 23 April 1918 [copies]
Address written by Birdwood for newly commissioned officers, 14 June 1918
Address written by Birdwood for newly commissioned officers, 14 June 1918 [duplicate - not scanned]
Letter from Sir Charles Gregory Wade to Birdwood, 2 July 1918
Address written by Birdwood to Australians, c. 1918 [draft]
Letter from A P Hatton to Birdwood, 14 April 1919 [includes resulting article written by Birdwood for publication, n.d.]
Letter from Mrs A Seager to Birdwood, 21 July 1919
Letter from Mrs A Seager to Birdwood, 21 July 1919 [duplicate - not scanned]
Cablegram from Birdwood to Mrs A Seager, 24 July 1919
Letter from Birdwood to Lieutenant Colonel Sir Henry Galway, c. July 1919
Telegram from Department of Defence to Birdwood and Monash, 29 September 1919 [includes annotations by Birdwood]
Telegram from Birdwood to Department of Defence, 9 October 1919
Letter from Sir Charles Gregory Wade to Birdwood, 10 October 1919 [on behalf of the Mitchell Library]
Letter from Birdwood to the Mitchell Library, c. October 1919 [draft]
Message from Birdwood to Victorian school children, c.1919-1920 [draft]
Telegram from Major General Sir Neville Reginald Howse to Birdwood, 22 March 1925