Document ReferenceGa 2 E 1367
TitleLetter from Violet Skeffington-Smyth, Marine Hotel, Durban, Natal [South Africa] to her father George E.M. Monckton-Arundell, 7th Viscount Galway; 18 Mar. 1930
Date18 March 1930
Extent1 f (plus envelope)
Content DescriptionDescribes their voyage from Cape Town to Durban on the ship 'Arundel', the bay at Durban, and their accommodation. They went for a trip to see monkeys, but it was too dark for photography. Planning another trip to Maritzburg [Pietermaritzburg] by hire car, and Geoff and Denys will travel on to the Mooi River, but she is unable to go with them. Informs him that they will return to Cape Town on the ship 'Walmer Castle' on Thursday. Attended a concert by her friend the singer Clara Butt. Brief discussion of news back in England including the forthcoming General Election and a blizzard.

Ga 2 E 1367/2: Envelope addressed to Viscount Galway, The Mantles, Bawtry, Doncaster. Postmarked Cape Town, 19 Mar. 1930.

Previously Ga 2 E 1366.
Termtravel, South Africa
maritime voyages
animals, monkeys
entertainments, musical concerts

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA79898Smyth; Violet Frances Skeffington- (1880-1930); Hon.; née Monckton1880-1930
DS/UK/81687Butt; Clara Ellen (1872-1936); Dame; singer; married Kennerley Rumford 19001872-1936
NA79899fitzPatrick; Geoffrey Henry Julian (1873-1939); Lt. Col.; formerly Skeffington-Smyth1873-1939
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