Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1302
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Gezirah House, Cairo, [Egypt] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 16 Dec. 1927
Date16 December 1927
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionSends some photographs [not present]. States that they are very happy at Gezirah House and have a very good cook. Describes her trips to the bazaars, and buying a ticket for the tombola. They saw the King drive past in a scarlet Rolls Royce, with a motor cycle entourage [probably King Fuad I of Egypt]. Informs him that the Secretary of the Opera was murdered on the steps of the opera house.

Ga 2 E 1302/2 is an envelope postmarked 17 Dec. 1927.
Termroyalty, Egyptian
crimes, murder
travel, Egypt

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
DS/UK/81222Fuad I (1868-1936); King of Egypt and Sudan; Sultan of Agypt from 1917 and King of Egypt from 1922; also Sovereign of Nubia, Kordofan, and Darfur1868-1936
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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