File 4 - Folder of letters addressed to Frederick Brittain, 1950s

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JCPP/Brittain/3/4

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Folder of letters addressed to Frederick Brittain, 1950s

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  • 3rd January 1950 - 28th September 1959 (Creation)

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94 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. These include letters of condolence on the death of his mother in 1950 but are mainly thank you letters for his kidness, charm and hospitality at dinners and during weekend stays in Cambridge. These include:

23rd June 1952 - Letter from Angela Thirkell (novelist) [this letter was reprinted on page 199 of 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

20th and 22nd October 1955 - Humourous exchange of letters with Edward Roberts [Bishop of Ely] about an article in The Revellers in which he was mistakenly referred to as Sir Frederick Brittain [this letter was reprinted in 'Fifty Years At Jesus. The Diaries of Frederick Brittain' edited by Muriel Brittain]

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