File 3 - Folder of letters addressed to Frederick Brittain, 1940s

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JCPP/Brittain/3/3

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Folder of letters addressed to Frederick Brittain, 1940s

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  • 3rd March 1940 - 29th December 1949 (Creation)

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128 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 and cover a number of different subjects. Most are thank you letters for his kindness, encouragement and help. They also include compliments on his articles in the Cambridge Review and other publications including those about Bernard Manning and Sir Arthur Quiller Couch. Also congratulations on his book about 'Q'.

They also include:

8th June 1943 - Letter from Hugh Cecil, 1st Baron Quickswood [this letter was reprinted on page 138 of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

28th November 1943 - Letter from Sir Arthur Quiller Couch's daughter Foy thanking FB for the "delightful portrait of my father" that he wrote for the 'Spectator' magazine.

6th October 1944 - Letter from his Mum [this letter was reprinted on page 157] of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

27th October 1944 - Letter from a student thanking FB for giving him a Proctor's note as it enabled him and his partner to win the Scavenger Hunt and earn the prize of two fried eggs.

2nd May 1945 - Letter from G. A. Weekes (Master of Sidney Sussex College) thanking FB for accepting the nomination to the Pro-Proctorship in October 1945 and in due course to the Proctorship. He ends by saying "There is no man whom we should welcome in this office more than yourself".

16th August 1947 - Letter from G. A. Weekes (Master of Sidney Sussex College) asking FB to allow him to nominate him for election to the Council of the Friends of Ely Cathedral.

27th July 1945 - Letter from J. W. Truron [this letter was reprinted on page 161 of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

27th September 1946 - Letter from Noel Hopkins [Provost of Wakefield] [this letter was reprinted on page 167 of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

5th December 1947 - Letter from Claude Blagden [Bishop of Peterborough] [this letter was reprinted on page 172 of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

2nd March 1947 - Letter from A. B. Ramsey [this letter was reprinted on page 173 of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

1949 - Poem in latin about Freddie Britain written on a long thin piece of paper to replicate parchment and has a red wax seal attached to the bottom.

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