Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 532/53
Date of Creation: 1915
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 532
Content: Letter from Francis MacCunn to his Father [John MacCunn]. 6th Camerons, B.E.F, 29 August 1915.
Going to the trenches 'rather to our pleasure'. Expecting a summons letter to go and view the land. Aware of the debate at home over National Service. Letter written by an American in one the of the newspapers held similar views to himself, 'we don't want these dregs as soldiers'. Would be better in menial battalions. Glasgow Herald estimated German loses at two million. Military document stated the loses were closer to three and a quarter million. Last week initiated into the ways of the machine gun.
Letter contained in envelop. Addressed to J. MacCunn Esq, Ben Cruach Lodge, Tarbet, Loch Lomond, 30 August 1915
Physical Description: 5 loose sheets
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: John MacCunn 1846-1929
Professor of Philosophy, University College, Liverpool.
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