Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1338
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Cataract Hotel, Aswan, Egypt to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 20 Feb. 1928
Date20 February 1928
Extent4 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionHas sent him a post card to let him know they arrived safely in Aswan [probably Ga 2 E 1327]. She loves the sun and heat. There are several people she knows staying there, including Lady Willoughby de Broke [Marie Frances Lisette Verney, wife of 19th Baron Willoughby de Broke], Lady Malmesbury and members of her family. Colonel Bartlett and his niece, Lord and Lady Portman [probably 4th Viscount Portman of Bryanston and his wife]. Expects to stay in Aswan for another fortnight, then leave for Luxor. Speculates about their travel arrangements including discussion about Palestine, Jerusalem and Rhodes.

Discussion of recent death of Lord Asquith [former P.M. Herbert Henry Asquith, who died 15 Feb. 1928]. Thinks that Winston [Churchill, Chancellor of the Exchequor 1927-1929] is unlikely to reduce Income Tax.

Ga 2 E 1338/3: Envelope addressed to Viscount Galway, Serlby Hall, Bawtry, Yorkshire. Postmarked Aswan 21 Feb. 1928.
Termtravel, Egypt

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
DS/UK/81270Verney; Marie Frances Lisette (1869-1941); Lady Willoughby de Broke; née Hanbury; daughter of Charles Addington Hanbury; married Richard Greville Verney, 19th Baron Willoughby de Broke 18951869-1941
NA7734Asquith; Herbert H. (1852-1928); 1st Earl of Oxford and Asquith; created earl 1925 Prime Minister1852-1928
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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