Collection MS 435 - Philip Rettie correspondence

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MS 435


Philip Rettie correspondence


  • 1916-2007 (Creation)

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10 items

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Biographical history

In 1917 the first chairman of the hospital board, William Rettie, purchased the house at 2 Park Place and had it adapted as a dental surgery as a memorial to Philip, the youngest of three sons, who had been killed in the Great War . Philip Rettie has no known grave but his name appears on the war memorial in Thiepval. It is reported that he was wounded but refused treatment and continued his advancement. He died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the 1st of July 1916.

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These letters were held by J. Philip Rettie, the nephew of Philip Rettie.

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Letters to family members and Scottish National War Memorial


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Usually chronological within series.

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Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

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Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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MS 435

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997



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  • English



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