File 1 - Folder of letters addressed to Frederick Brittain, 1920s

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JCPP/Brittain/3/1

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Folder of letters addressed to Frederick Brittain, 1920s

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  • 15th January 1924 - 10th December 1929 (Creation)

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23 letters, paper

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(1893 - 1969)

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This folder of letters are addressed to Frederick Brittain and are from a variety of correspondents. They cover a number of different subjects including thank you letters from students who were tutored by FB. They also include:

18th October 1926 - Letter from M H Benbow about the Archdeacon's Horse [this letter was reprinted on page 66 of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

5th June 1927 - Reference from O. H. Prior, the Professor of French in the University of Cambridge, recommending FB for the Lectureship in French at Durham University. Attached is a cutting from the newspaper of the job advert.

6th March 1928 - Letter from Arthur Gray stating that Heffer had spoken to him about his (FB's) book on St Giles and that although he had not seen it yet he thought it would be very good based on what FB had written before. He ends the letter saying "I think your life's business should be literature, especially Italian".

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