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Papers of Jean Lester, 1947-1991 [manuscript]
Bib ID 3313974
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Lester, Jean
 
Access Conditions Permission required for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1947-1991] 
1.0 m. (2 boxes) + 1 fol. box. 
Summary

Letters, photographs, invitations, programs, menus, itineraries, typescripts of speeches, newspaper cuttings and other printed material. The papers primarily relate to Lester's work at Government House, Canberra, and her travels in Australia and overseas. They document such occasions as the 1959 visit of Princess Alexandra of Kent, the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1963 and Sir John Kerr's 1975 trip to India, Iran, Nepal, Afghansitan and Pakistan.

Biography/History

Jean Lester worked at Government House in Canberra as the personal assistant to the wives of several Governors-General, including Lady Aileen Slim, Lady Katharine Dunrossil, Lady Muriel Brooks, Lady Jacqueline De L'Isle, Lady Anne Kerr and Lady Alison Kerr.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc05/8.

Subjects Lester, Jean - Archives.  |  Government House (Canberra, A.C.T.)  |  Private secretaries - Australian Capital Territory - Canberra - Archives.  |  Governors general's spouses - Australia.  |  Australia - Politics and government - 1945-
Time Coverage 1947-1991 
Occupation Secretaries.

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