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Letter to Sir Charles Wakefield, 1926, 24th December [manuscript]
Bib ID 2363087
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Bruce, Stanley Melbourne Bruce, Viscount, 1883-1967
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1926 
1 cm. 
Summary

This letter, addressed to Sir Charles Wakefield, was written while Bruce was at sea, on his way to Australia. It thanks Sir Charles for the receipt of three gifts, including a book by Sir Alan Cobham. Bruce refers to a "good trip" but "cold weather" and expresses regret that his present job may prevent a further visit to England for some time.

Biography/History

Prime Minister of Australia, 1923-1929. See entry in "Australian Dictionary of Biography", Vol. 7, pp. 452-461.

Sir Charles Wakefield's firm C.C. Wakefiel and Co. dealt in lubricating oils ('Castrol'). He was interested in fostering imperial strength and friendship and financed Sir Alan Cobham's return flight to Australia in 1926.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: NLA MS 8901.

Subjects Bruce, Stanley Melbourne Bruce, Viscount, 1883-1967 -- Archives.
Time Coverage 1926 
Other authors/contributors Wakefield, C. C. (Charles Cheers), Sir, 1859-1941

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