Sub-series MS 458/6/2/2 - Correspondence

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MS 458/6/2/2




  • 1888-1928 (Creation)

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5 envelopes, 1 bundle of volumes, 1 bundle of envelopes

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(26 September 1937-)

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(1) Picture postcards [7] to EA West from friends, 1888-1929
(2) Letters [3] to Mrs West containing general news and enquiring of her health, 1895-1927
(3) Fees receipt and letter about George’s progress at school, noting, ’he completed under circumstances calculated to make one forget everything one ever knew’, 1895
(4) Letters and telegram of congratulations to Mrs West on George passing his exams, 1895
(5) Letter from Downing Street to Mrs West confirming that Captain GA West will be returning to England from Southern Nigeria, 1901
(6) Letters to Mrs West from George, his landlady and from doctors, raising concerns about his mental health, suggesting treatment and his admittance to the Priory. Contains statements by George, charting his episodes and breakdowns since 1904, and a letter from his mother to Dr Mills objecting to George being confined in an asylum, May – August 1926
(7) Letters to Mrs West, some from George, charting his treatment and progress under the care of Dr Fitzgerald in Staplehurst, September-December 1926
(8) Letters to Mrs West from Dr Fitzgerald and his wife, charting George’s good physical health and continuing unstable mental health whilst under their care in Staplehurst and consulting with other doctors. Also copy letter from Mrs West pleased with the improvement George is making and refusing to take responsibility for employing his attendant, notice by Dr Fitzgerald that George needs to find another home and reference for Dr Alton, January-December 1927
(9) Final report about George’s progress and bill from Dr Fitzgerald to Mrs West, with letters from Dr Alton and notes and letters of thanks from George, January-March 1928
(10) Empty envelopes and modern note


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