Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1347
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, 8 Brayanston Court, [London] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 6 Oct. 1930 [date from postmark]
Date6 October 1930
Extent1 f (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionComments on the terrible the airship diaster [British airship R.101 crashed in Beauvais, France on 5 Oct. 1930, 48 people were killed]. She attended the service at Westminster Abbey. Is sad that the weather is getting colder and British summertime has ended.

Has heard that Baldwin has resigned but doesn't know whether it is true [probably referring to Stanley Baldwin, leader of the Conservative Party at this time]. Discussion of the 1930 Paddington South by-election. Thinks that Neville Chamberlain's letter to the Paddington South candidate [Sir Herbert Lidiard concerning his stand on Empire Free Trade].

Ga 2 E 1347/2: Envelope addressed to Viscount Galway, The Mantles, Bawtry, Yorkshire. Postmarked London 6 Oct. 1930.
Termaircraft, Zeppelins
resignations and dismissals
elections, Paddington South 1930

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA25624Baldwin; Stanley (1867-1947); 1st Earl Baldwin; statesman; cr. 19371867-1947
DS/UK/81273Lidiard; Herbert (1864-1941); Sir; knighted 1923; politician; unsuccessful Conservative candidate in South Paddington by-election 1930; Mayor of Wandsworth1864-1941
DS/UK/81272Chamberlain; Arthur Neville (1869-1940); Prime Minister 1937-19401869-1940
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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