Sub-series MS 458/1/3/3 - Correspondence

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MS 458/1/3/3




  • 1902-1956 (Creation)

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14 envelopes, 1 bundle

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(26 September 1937-)

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(1) Letters from AH Low, mainly while at St Clare’s School, Kent, to his parents, 1902-1905
(2) Letters concerning AH Low going to Boyne House, Cheltenham, of his progress and going on to King’s College to study engineering, with College prospectus details, 1905-1909
(3) Letters from AH Low, Boyne House, Cheltenham. to his parents, with his general news, including references to his photography prize and shooting skills, postcard congratulating Alex on passing his exam, 1907-1910
(4) Note, target and ‘shooting colours’, 1910
(5) Postcards to and from AH Low and birthday greetings with modern notes, from members of the Harland and Duckworth families, 1910-1913
(6) Letters from AH Low, Sidney Sussex College, to his father, with blank photocards of the College and OJC camp, 1912-1913
(7) Letter, with calculations on reverse, concerning payment to AH Low of legacy left to him by Mrs Halley, 1913
(8) Letters from AH Low in Canada to his parents while preparing surveying trip under Dr Bosworth, describing life in Canada, asking his mother not to disclose the location of the survey and noting news of the war and its impact, 1914, with modern copy of photograph of men in canoe
(9) Postcards sent to AH Low, mostly from friends, 1914-1971
(10) Letters to his parents, describing his army training, and from his hospital bed in Ireland, [1914] – 1918
(11) Postcards from family members to Alex, 1915-1918
(12) Postcards sent to AH Low when he was in England, Ireland, Canada and Peru, 1918-1927
(13) Picture postcards from AH Low in Canada to his parents, with blank cards, 1919
(14) Letters, with photocopies, to Mr Low from children of St Peter’s Mission, Canada, 1920,
(15) Letters from AH Low in Canada to his mother, most written about his health and his treatment, with photograph of Bishop Lucas and his wife, 1922 [AHL returned to Canada in 1922 with thoughts of becoming a missionary in NWT Canada, source: Philpott/Low]
(16) Letters to his parents, sent while they were travelling, with news of 1924 strikes, personal and family news, particularly of David and Frank, and one from a nursing home describing how his Christian faith helps with the pain, 1924-1930
(17) Postcards to AH Low relating to non-domestic matters, 1925-1974
(18) Letters and postcard from AH Low to Dorothy [future wife], 1927-1931
(19) Postcard to his mother whilst on a trip to Wales, 1933
(20) Letter to the Invasion Defence Officer expressing his reluctance to inform them of the contents of his properties as ‘Since the outbreak of the present war, my properties have been broken into, or entered by burglars, on 13 occasions, and a large number of articles stolen…’, 1942
(21) Letter from Sergeant Cyril Creed [to AH Low?] with general news, 1946
(22) Letters of condolence on his mother's [Annie Low] death, including from William Harland, 1946
(23) Acknowledgement post cards from cousin James GC Low, 1950, 1956


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'William Harland, son of Rev Albert Augustus Harland, the latter a son of Dr William Harland & Ann Pierson' [source: AJS Low]

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