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Quinn Letter - Letter

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

Description
A pale blue self-folding letter (0906.a1) headed 8 Gloucester Walk, London W 8 and dated 10/12/52. Letter is written in green ink. It is addressed to Mrs K Hayes, 14 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia. It is postmarked London. The return address is Allan Quinn, Australia House.
Size
Letter H 24.5 cm x W 20 cm
Object Registration
0906
Keywords
letters-from-abroad, allan quinn, alette andersen, london 1952, royal concert, queen elizabeth ii, sir malcolm sargent, sir laurence olivier, vivian leigh, charles chaplin
Historical information
Allan writes of the severe fog which meant there were no buses of planes for three days. "I only heard or saw two cars over the weekend and each one had a man in front with a torch." When he and Alette attended the Royal Concert they found themselves sitting near Charlie Chaplin, Sir Laurence Olivier and Vivian Leigh. The Queen was there and Sir Malcolm Sargent conducted the orchestra and a choir of 500. Alette is going home to Norway for Christmas.
When Made
10/12/1952
Made By
Allan Quinn (Maker)
Significance
Quinn Collection
Last updated
9 Mar 2020 at 6:13PM