Historical information

Allan is about to leave London and expects to arrive in Australia in six weeks time. His last visit to Albert Hall was to see the musical 'Hiawatha'.


Quinn Collection

Physical description

A pale blue self-folding letter (0918.a1) headed London and dated 15/07/53. Letter is written in blue ink. It is addressed to Mrs K Hayes, 14 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia and postmarked London S.W.1. This is a special air letter produced by the Post Office to commemorate the coronation. Printed in red, to the left of the address, it comprises a spray of four flowers representing Wales, England, Scotland and Ireland above the letters ER. Below that is 1953 and the word 'coronation' in white on a red ribbon. The return address is Allan Quinn, C/- Australia House, London.