Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1305
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Gezirah House, Cairo, [Egypt] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 28 Dec. 1927
Date28 December 1927
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionThanks him for his telegram, and informs him that she sent one to him on Christmas Day on the way to the Protestant Cathedral. They dined at Mena House on Christmas night, and lunched at the Continental with the Stapleton Cottons [Robert F. Stapleton-Cotton and his wife Violet Maude, née Hervey-Bathurst].

Saw the arrival in State of the King of Afganistan [Mohammed Nadir Shah], in a horse drawn carriage escourted by troops with King Fuad of Egypt . He was followed by the Queen of Afganistan and their children in cars.

Discusses her social activities including a cancelled dinner with the agent for Sudan [probably Richard Edwardes More, Sudan agent in Cairo], and an outing to view mosques.

Ga 2 E 1305/2 is an envelope postmarked Cairo, 28 Dec. 1927.
Termtravel, Egypt
royalty, Afganistan

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
DS/UK/81264Cotton; Violet Maude Stapleton- (1878-1959); née Hervey-Bathurst; daughter of 4th Baronet Bathurst; married Robert Francis Stapleton-Cotton 19051878-1959
DS/UK/81263Cotton; Robert Francis Stapleton- (1876-1958); Lieutenant Colonel; son of Col. Hon. Robert Southwell George Stapleton-Cotton1876-1958
DS/UK/81265Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883-1933); King of Afganistan; King of Afganistan 1929-1933; born Mohammed Nadir Khan1883-1933
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
DS/UK/81266Mah Parwar Begum (-1941); Queen of Afghanistan; daughter of Sardar Muhammad Asif Khan; married King Mohammed Nadir Shah; Queen Consort of Afganistan 1929-1933-1941
DS/UK/81218More; Richard Edwardes (1879-1936); Sudan agent in Cairo 1920-19311879-1936
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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