Sub-series MS 458/6/3/2 - Correspondence

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MS 458/6/3/2

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Correspondence

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  • 1880-1925 (Creation)

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6 envelopes

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(26 September 1937-)

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(1) Letters from George to his parents, while at school, at Wellington College and on holiday with the Pattens, 1880-1893
(2) Correspondence and statements between CH [Blount?} RA Mess, Ipswich, Col and Mrs West, and Lieut. GA West concerning the latter’s dishonoured cheques, his likely dismissal from the Service and necessity of a transfer, potentially abroad, 1897-1898
(3) Letters from GA West to his sister Violet and his parents whilst on service in Sierra Leone, and whilst travelling there and back, 1898-1899
(4) Letters from George to his parents describing his confidence in learning Russian and shorthand and, after moving to Russia, his life in St Petersburg and Archangel, including the tense situation regarding the Czar and general unrest. Also letter to Capt, GA West relating to mortgages, 1905-1910
(5) GA West letters to his mother, written from Chelsham, some detailing his spending, with news of his activities, books read, his friends and colleagues in Russia, work he’s trying to do, and his health [he seems to be staying with a doctor] and his desire to go to Norway and plans to publish a book he translated from Russian. Refutes accusations that he is ill because ‘I avoided people’ or that ‘the whole British colony were wishing to kill me’, and that he is well enough and desires to return to work in Russia, 1912
(6) GA West letters, mostly to his mother, written in Salzburg, Ealing, Biarritz and Sweden. Contains responses to letters from his mother, thoughts on events, general news and opinions about his activities and the places he is living. Also refers to his health and the treatments he receives 1918-1925

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