Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 532/62
Date of Creation: 1915
Place of Creation: France
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 532
Content: Letter from Francis MacCunn to Father [John MacCunn] and Mother. 6th Camerons, B.E.F, 24 September [1915]
Moving forward to attack tomorrow morning, bidding a 'provisional good-bye'. Does not expect it to be a 'desperate undertaking' owing to the strength of artillery. Believes the attack will 'decide the war on the western front'. Sends love to Doris [sister].
Letter contained in envelope. Addressed to Mrs MacCunn, Ben Cruach Lodge, Tarbet, Loch Lomond, no date and no postage
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.
recipient: John MacCunn 1846-1929
Professor of Philosophy, University College, Liverpool.
subject: Mary Poldores Thomson 1896-1983
Née Mary Poldores MacCunn.
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