Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1332
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Gezirah House, Cairo, [Egypt] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 3 Jan. 1928
Date3 January 1928
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionThere must be a severe winter back in England if he has managed to fill the ice house, and thinks that the tobogganing sounds like fun.

Discusses their activities in Cairo including going to the races, a tea party at the house of the Financial Advisor to the Government, and drive up to the Citadel. Also a forthcoming dinner with the Colonel of the R[egiment?] and his wife at Heliopolis.

Has heard that George is going sightseeing before going shooting, and he hopes to shoot a tiger. Thanks him for forwarding her mail, including confirmation that she is a member of St John of Jerusalem [now the St John Ambulance Brigade].

States that the Pembrokes turned up at the races, they are on 'one of their world trip cruises' and leave shortly for Ceylon, Java and Borneo, then return via Canada.

Ga 2 E 1332/2: Envelope addressed to Viscount Galway, Serlby Hall, Bawtry, Yorkshire. Postmarked Cairo 3 Jan. 1928
Termbuildings, ice house
sports, tobogganing
weather, hard winter
travel, Egypt
animals, tigers
sports, shooting
clubs and societies, St John Ambulance Brigade

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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