|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1|
|Object type||Letter, Souvenir, Postcard, Poem|
Bell, Reginald Philip
|Place made||Australia, Ceylon, Japan, United Kingdom|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition, Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Bell, Reginald Philip (Munitions Worker, b.? - d.1976)
Collection relating to the First World War service of Reginald Philip Bell, Munitions Worker, Vickers Factory, United Kingdom and Australia, 1916-1919.
Collection consists of:
- One letter on Vickers Limited Sheffield, Melbourne branch, letter-headed paper stating that Mr Bell was having his passage paid for to travel to England for work with Vickers in England at Barrow-in-Furness, dated 12 February 1916.
- One souvenir letter sent from Colombo by Mr Bell written on Japanese decorated 'pine paper' (very thinly cut pine) during his journey to England.
- One souvenir booklet featuring photos of the King and Queen's visit to the Vickers Ltd Naval Construction Works in Barrow-in-Furness on 17 May 1917, published as a supplement to the 'Guardian' dated 26 May 1917.
- One invitation to a dance organised by "the Australians in Dalton-in-Furness" addressed to a Miss C Birkett, Mr Bell's future wife, dated 5 April 1918 - this is where they met.
- One sepiatone letter card containing images of Barrow-in-Furness, dated 21 November 1919.
- A letter of acceptance of Mr Bell's application to return to Australia, dated 23 January 1919.
- A poem entitled "A Stray Thought" written by Mr Bell about his experiences in Barrow-in-Furness