Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1301
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Grand Hotel, Helouan [Helwan, Egypt] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 9 Dec. 1927
Date9 December 1927
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionTells him about the total eclipse of the moon last night, which her husband Geoff took some photographs of. She bought a Kodak [camera] and hopes to photograph some of the mosques and Bazaars in Cairo. Some more people have arrived in Egypt including Sir Edward Samuel and Mr Holt. Complains about the dust, they went for a drive to the Nile but the dust inflammed her eyes. She is recovering from being struck by the thunder bolt [see Ga 2 E 1297]. She and Geoff go to Gezirah House on Monday to stay for a few weeks.

Ga 2 E 1301/2: Envelope postmarked 9 Dec. 1927.
Termeclipse, lunar
travel, Egypt

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
DS/UK/81221Samuel; Edward Levien (-1937); 2nd Baronet-1937
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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