Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1364
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Hotel Bordeaux, Sea Point, [South Africa] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 27 Feb. 1930
Date27 February 1930
Extent2 ff (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionShe is glad that his eyes are better and that he decided not to go to Welbeck. Is loving every minute spent in South Africa. They dined with Sir Abe Bailey at a house formerly belonging to Cecil Rhodes, other guests included Lady Cromer [Katherine Baring, Countess of Cromer], and Jack Wilson. Reports that Princess Alice and her husband the Earl of Athlone had a 'Tamasha', and discusses some of the guests. Can't believe how many people know Geoff, and barely feels like they are abroad at all. They hope to sail in the "Arundel Castle" to Durban and Natal. Speculates about future travel plans.

Ga 2 E 1364/3: Envelope addressed to Viscount Galway, The Mantles, Bawtry, Doncaster. Postmarked Cape Town, 28 Feb. 1930.

Previously Ga 2 E 1363.
Termtravel, South Africa

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA25503Bailey; Abe (1864-1940); 1st Baronet; cr. 1919; South African diamond tycoon, politician, financier and cricketer1864-1940
DS/UK/81502Baring; Katherine Georgiana Louisa (1865-1933); Countess of Cromer; née Thynne; daughter of John Alexander Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath; married Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer1865-1933
DS/UK/81504Alexander Augustus Frederick William Alfred George (1874-1957); 1st Earl of Athlone; born Prince Alexander of Teck, afterwards renamed Earl of Athlone; married Princess Alice, the granddaughter of Queen Victoria1874-1957
DS/UK/81503Alice (1883-1981); Princess; daughter of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and granddaughter of Queen Victoria; married Prince Alexander of Teck; afterwards renamed Earl and Countess of Athlone1883-1981
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
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