Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1334
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Gezirah House, Cairo, [Egypt] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 18 Jan. 1928
Date18 January 1928
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionCommiserates about the damage and lives lost in the floods in London. Thinks it will be difficult for him to find a cleric for Scrooby [Nottinghamshire] because the are so few suitable gentlemen and the livings nowadays are so poor. Informs him that they are leaving soon for Aswan, where they will stay at the Cataract Hotel.

Has heard that the Grove Hunt have been forced to stop hunting due to an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, and thinks the Quorn and Belvoir Hunts will have also stopped hunting. Other brief social news including going to General Strickland's tea party [Sir Edward Peter Strickland (1869-1951), General Officer Commanding the British Troops in Egypt from 1927].

Ga 2 E 1334/2: Envelope addressed to Viscount Galway, Serlby Hall, Bawtry, Yorkshire. Postmarked Cairo 19 Jan. 1928.
Termweather, floods
weather, flooding
agriculture, disease, foot and mouth disease
clerical livings
appointments, clerical
sports, hunting, 'Grove' Hunt
sports, fox hunting

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
DS/UK/81268Strickland; Edward Peter (1869-1951); Sir; General Officer Commanding the British Troops in Egypt 1927-1931; knighted 19171869-1951
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