Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 532/24
Date of Creation: 1915
Place of Creation: Camberley, England
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 532
Content: Letter from Francis MacCunn to his Mother. Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, Sunday [1915]
Going back to battallion at Chiseldon near Swindon. Met Stewart Laing of 8th KOSB. Also a Greenbanker named Jacob and a member of the Glasgow O.T.C. Tone of the London press 'deplorable', gather that Winston Churchill has Kitchener, Fisher, etc 'all under his thumb'. Talk of going out ' the 9th (Scottish) and 14th Division. Rumour that K2 to be used as garrison troops in England'.
Physical Description: 1 folded sheet
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Letter
Accession Number: 4178
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Francis John MacCunn 1888-1915
Born in Liverpool. Son of John MacCunn and Florence Anne Sellar (d 1939). A cousin of the composer Hamish MacCunn. Studied at the University of Oxford. Assistant, …
recipient: Florence Anne MacCunn d 1939
Née Sellar. Daughter of Professor W Y Sellar. Wife of John MacCunn. Mother of Francis John MacCunn.
subject: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill 1874-1965
Prime Minister
subject: John Arbuthnot Fisher Lord Fisher 1841-1920
Admiral.
subject: Jacob fl.1915
subject: Horatio Herbert Kitchener Earl 1850-1916
subject: Stewart Laing fl.1915
Of 8th King's Own Scottish Borderers.
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