KETTERING

[Lady Augusta Spencer-Churchill, as Chairman, British Legion Women's Section.] Two Typed Letters Signed (both 'Augusta Spencer-Churchill') to 'Mrs Everett' of the Legion's Kettering Branch, regarding a funfair, and her award of an OBE.

Author: 
Lady Augusta Spencer-Churchill [née Warburton] (1854-1941), wife of Lord Edward Spencer-Churchill (1853-1911), half-brother of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and close relation of Winston Churchill
Publication details: 
ONE: 28 Grosvenor Street, London SW1; 16 November 1934. TWO: Queensmead, Windsor; 9 January 1935. Each on letterhead of the British Legion, Women's Section, Haig House, 26 Ecclestone Square, London, SW1.
£56.00

Each 1p, 4to. Both in fair condition, lightly aged and worn, and each folded three times. On the letterhead she is referred to as 'The Lady Edward Spencer-Churchill O.B.E.' Chairman of the British Legion. Women's Section. ONE: 16 November 1934. Having been informed by 'Miss Gerds' that the recipient 'would like to know if I am coming by Car or by train on December 1st, to open your “Fun Fair,”' she states that she is 'not sure how long it would take to motor from London', but thinks it would be quicker by train. 'I see a good one arrives at 2-47!' TWO: 5 January 1935.

Manuscript school diary or log book.

Author: 
Rockingham Road Infants School [Kettering School Board, Northamptonshire]
Publication details: 
1891-1925.
£300.00

Quarto. 502 paginated pages, preceded by thumb index. Book by Knight & Co. of Fleet St, Local Government Publishers, and with printed title-page reproducing extract from 'New Code, 1871', regarding keeping of school log books. Half-bound in faded red-cloth and worn buff calf. Spine detached along one side. Internally sound. An invaluable piece of local history, containing a mass of information about curriculum, pupil numbers, illness, staff. Signed by various school inspectors.

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