Correspondence addressed or forwarded to Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood between 1921 and 1938

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Accession Number RCDIG0000061
Collection number 3DRL/3376 9/2
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 47
Object type Papers
Physical description 115 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Date made 1921-1938
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

This folder contains 47 letters, postcards, and business cards sent from various correspondents to Birdwood between 8 January 1912 and 24 January 1938. Many of the letters discuss various visits of Birdwood to Australia in 1920, 1932, and 1934. Many also congratulate Birdwood on being admitted to the peerage and receiving a promotion to Commander-In-Chief, Indian Army. Other subjects discussed in these letters include the attitude of Australians towards Birdwood, the position of Governor-General of Australia, soldier settlement schemes, the RSSILA, invitations to visit Australia, the Birdwood scholarship, and war memorials. Many of these letters also recount meeting Birdwood during the First World War and other stories relating to service during this conflict.
This file contains:
Letter from R G Lewiston to Birdwood, 8 January 1912
Letter from Theodor Pflaum to Birdwood, 30 April 1921
Letter from Isabell Howell-Price to Birdwood, 3 January 1923 [includes newspaper clipping "General Sir William Birdwood", 1 January 1923]
Letter from Herbert Thomas Evans to Birdwood, 1 February 1923
Letter from Sir Henry Barwell to Birdwood, 7 February 1923 [Includes attached letter from Richard Montgomery Simes to Birdwood, 3 February 1923]
Letter from R Gardiner to Birdwood, 21 March 1925
Letter from John Saunders Huxham to Birdwood, 21 March 1925
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 21 March 1925
Letter from Frank Newbolt to Birdwood, 22 March [1925]
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel Robert Eccles Snowden to Birdwood, 23 March 1925
Letter from N F Wellington to Birdwood, 27 July 1925
Letter from Arnold Isaacson to Birdwood, 28 July 1925
Letter from Theodor Pflaum to Birdwood, 25 February 1926
Letter from Sir John Lawrence Baird Stonehaven to Lord Edward Frederick Lindley Wood, 19 April 1926
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 20 May 1926
Letter from Lieutenant General Joseph John Talbot Hobbs to Birdwood, 10 July 1926 [includes original envelope]
Letter from Goldsmiths Hall to Birdwood, March 1927
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel W G Smith to Birdwood, 28 August 1929
Letter from General Henry George Chauvel to Birdwood, 18 February 1930
Letter from General Henry George Chauvel to Birdwood, 20 August 1930
Letter from F J Connolly to Birdwood, 5 September 1930
Letter from Arthur [surname not given] to Birdwood, 12 December 1930
Letter from Streater Ellis to Birdwood, 30 June 1932
Letter from Lieutenant General Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs to Birdwood, 15 August 1932 [includes article written by Colonel Collett titled "The League: Past Achievements and Future Usefulness", 22 July 1932]
Letter from C H Hennings to Birdwood, 26 November 1932
Letter from T C Fairley to Birdwood, 22 August 1934
Letter from R Tharle Hughes to Birdwood, 21 January 1935
Postcard titled "Queensland National Anzac Memorial, Brisbane", sent by R Tharle Hughes to Birdwood, 2 February 1935
Letter from R Tharle Hughes to Birdwood, 26 February 1935
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 26 February 1935
Letter from Padre Walter Ernest Dexter to Birdwood, 25 August 1937
Copy of transmitted message from Lieutenant General G B White to Birdwood, 26 July 1937
Letter from [indecipherable name] to Birdwood, 2 August 1937
Letter from Robert William Stanley to Birdwood, 3 August 1937
Letter from Miles F Beevor to Birdwood, 7 August 1937
Letter from Archibald R Longworth, 8 August 1937 [Includes "Camel Story", written by Archibald R Longworth]
Letter from Theodor Pflaum to Birdwood, 17 August 1937 [includes poem written by Theodor Pflaum titled "Supplement 5"]
Business card for Mr R A Briggs with personal message addressed to Birdwood, 29 August 1937
Letter from Marnie G [indecipherable surname] to Birdwood, 8 November 1937 [includes envelope]
Letter from Alfred Newcombe Kemsley to Birdwood, 5 January 1938
Letter from George Fielding Eliot to Birdwood, 6 January 1938
Letter from George Hodges Knox to Birdwood, 7 January 1938
Letter from Abe Shannon to Birdwood, 9 January 1938
Letter from George Elliott to Birdwood, 10 January 1938
Letter from Lieutenant Colonel William Waite to Birdwood, 24 January 1938
Letter from Wilfred Walter King to Birdwood, n.d.
Letter from Edward J H Knapp to Birdwood, n.d.