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Quinn Letter - Letter

From the Collection of Mission to Seafarers Victoria 717 Flinders Street Docklands Victoria

Description
A single page of unlined blue paper folded in book form to give four pages of writing (0896.a). Letter is headed Oslo, Norway. The first half of the letter is dated 25.05.1950, the second half the 26.05.1950.
Buff-coloured envelope (0839.b) is addressed to Allen Quinn Esq .M.S. Mongabarra, C/- Alex M. Petersen, 14 Meyr, Antwerp, Holland. Envelope bears one grey/blue Norwegian stamp. Post mark appears to be Gotenborg but is indistinct.
Size
Letter: (unfolded) H 25 cm x W 20 cm; Envelope H 9 cm x W 14.5 cm
Object Registration
0839
Keywords
letters-from-abroad, quinn, lord sinha, vera south
Historical information
Interesting historical note: the writer of the letter suggests a meeting with her friend Lord Sinha who will give Allan a tour of the Houses of Parliament and lunch. Lord Sinha is the son of Satyendra Prasanna Sinha, 1st Baron Sinha, the first (and only) Indian ever to be given the hereditary peerage and the first Indian member of the House of Lords. The peerage was created by Lloyd George in 1919.
When Made
24/05/1950
Made By
Vera South
Significance
Quinn Collection
Inscriptions & Markings
Letter commences "My Dear Allen,' and concludes "Love Vera".
Last updated
10 Apr 2019 at 3:27PM