Document - Legacy Club Details
From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria
- Two pages of Legacy Clubs, their address and meeting times and a cover letter.
- 01275.1 270 x 210; 01275.2 205 x 175 mm
- A letter from Frank Meldrum (?) to Legatee Cyril Smith in May of 1940, to accompany a two page listing of Legacy clubs, their contact details and meeting times. L/- Meldrum was returning to active service.
It was in a folder of documents about the history of Legacy which appears to have been mostly compiled by Legatee Cyril Smith as he has many hand written notes on miscellaneous pieces of paper (some are envelopes addressed to him). The notes were typed up into a summary of the History of Legacy. Also documents relating to the first time Legacy approached the public for donations in September 1956, including newspaper articles that were reprinted, a schedule of information that was approved to be released to the press, and a list of potential donors that was circulated to Legatees in the hope they could contact the ones they knew personally or professionally. The call for public donations was partially due to the purchase of the Dureau building and the need to modify the building for Legacy's needs.
The documents from this folder have been added in seperate records (see 01262 to 01281).
The folder was part of an attempt to capture history of Legacy, generally from the 1950s.
- The documents provide an insight into the working of Legacy, especially in the 1940-50s. Legatee Cyril Smith and others were detailing their experiences and knowledge for the future.
- 24 Jun 2019 at 11:59PM