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Weatherill Papers: personal papers

These personal records of the Weatherill family are a miscellaneous collection, most of which appears to have survived by chance. The series of correspondence seems to have been kept by Weatherill's parents and there is a bundle of papers in the miscellaneous section which appears to have been kept by Lyn Weatherill. The army papers are more clearly a collection assembled by Weatherill himself.

Family correspondence

Accession code: WEA/C F

Family letters between Jack Weatherill, his family and close friends, November 1937 - June 1949

The majority of the letters in these bundles are for the war years, when Jack and his two sisters were away from home. Jack spent his months of training based in Oxfordshire and then entered the Indian army, travelling out there in the spring of 1942. His letters do not unfortunately cover the period of his service when he was posted to Bengal in 1944 at the time of the famine. His twin sister, Jill was a medical student in London studying to be a doctor and his younger sister, Bar although at school at the beginning of the war joined the Wrens and was in a unit of motor cycle messengers, based at Porchester in Hampshire.

The content of the letters give a fleeting glimpse of the war and its effects on one family, both of those who were in the services and also Weatherill's father left to run the family business. None of the letters is detailed but it is clear that the war brought great changes for all of them.

Some of Jack's letters are numbered and show every sign of having been read and re-read, but they are all in good condition. Several items, particularly notes from friends in the services appear to be chance survivals. Only the letters from Jack are a complete series.

11 bundles, covering the period 1937-1950

Accession no.DescriptionDate
WEA/C F1 Family letters from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, September 1940 - October 1942

These letters follow the training period of Weatherill's army career, both in England and India. He writes letters, usually on a weekly basis, of four pages or more to the whole family, or 'everyone'. They are often amusing and entertaining and his news usually centres around a small number of topics - the training, food, clothing, the difficulties of transport and how he has spent his leave and leisure time. He often assumes an ironic tone when giving details of the training he receives in Britain, particularly on the army's dictates about polishing boots and buckles. He discusses the merits of various regiments, but is clear that he wants to be an officer in the Indian Army.

Many of his letters and envelopes have been numbered and once he is in India some have been marked with the date of receipt. From this it is clear that many of his letters taken six months or more to reach his family. He also does not receive any letters from England until he has been in India for five months.

49 documents. Most of the letters are written in ink on writing paper or airmail paper, though several are written in pencil. The envelopes with stamps have survived in most cases. The photographs are all black and white prints and small in size.

9.1940 to 10.1942
WEA/C F1/1 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 15 September 1940

An outline of Weatherill's activities since arriving at the barracks - the issue of army kit, inoculations and vaccinations and excursions into Oxford, with comments on the lack of privacy and storage space and the the process of selection for officer training.

1 doc (4 pp). Pencil on paper

15.9.1940
WEA/C F1/2 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 21 September 1940

Congratulations to his sister, Bar on passing her school certificate and an account of the daily routine and army food, with some comments on other men in his unit.

1 doc (4 pp and envelope). Ink on paper

21.9.1940
WEA/C F1/3 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 28 September 1940

Requests some of his own clothes to be sent as the weather is colder and describes an air raid warning in Oxford.

1 doc (4 pp and envelope). Ink on paper

28.9.1940
WEA/C F1/4 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 11 October 1940

Contains a description of his interview by the Board of Officers, who only accepted two of the older men, but asked after Weatherill's family and wanted to see him in a month's time. Also he describes a night training exercise, an increase in barrack duties and the discovery of a new canteen in Oxford run by the 'elite'. Includes a note to his mother.

1 doc (5 pp and envelope). Ink on paper

11.10.1940
WEA/C F1/5 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 19 October 1940

Appointment to a Mobile Column, which involves parading at 4am in the morning and a description of Corporal Sparkes, an 'old type' from London.

1 doc (4pp and envelope). Ink on paper

19.10.1940
WEA/C F1/6 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 27 October 1940

Jokes about his training fitting him for a future career serving the public, by cleaning latrines, rather than being a tailor.

1 doc (10 pp and envelope). Ink on paper

27.10.1940
WEA/C F1/7 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 3 November 1940

Discusses the merits and faults of the Company Commander and Sergeant Major and describes an excursion rowing, when he was cox in a rowing eight

1 doc (6pp and envelope). Ink on paper

3.11.1940
WEA/C F1/8 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 10 November 1940

Description of his interview by the Command Board for selection and an inspection by the Commander of Chief. He also lists his order of chose for regiments,with the Indian Cavalry at the top.

1 doc (6pp and envelope). Ink on paper

10.11.1940
WEA/C F1/9 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 18 November 1940

Use of the facilities and a boat belonging to the Oxford University Rowing Club.

1 doc (3pp and envelope). Ink on paper

18.11.1940
WEA/C F1/10 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 24 November 1940

Account of plays seen at Oxford theatres and the convenience of having his motor-cycle rather than using public buses.

1 doc (4pp) Ink on paper

24.11.1940
WEA/C F1/11 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 30 November 1940

Expresses impatient with the new Company Commander, regular obsessed with cleaning equipment and parades.

1 doc (3pp and envelope) Ink on paper

30.11.1940
WEA/C F1/12 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 8 December 1940

1 doc (1p and envelope) Ink on paper

8.12.1940
WEA/C F1/13 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 21 December 1940

News of his plans for the future and an account of a night operation.

1 doc (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

21.12.1940
WEA/C F1/14 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 4 January 1941

Accounts of boring duties on the ranges, the cold weather and an exploration of local bookshops.

1 doc (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

4.1.1941
WEA/C F1/15 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 14 March 1941

Writes of his life with the Royal Dragoons and the rumours of their camp moving. He describes the groups of imprisoned aliens at Thorpe and questions the merits of employing them as labourers, when many have a professional background.

1 doc (3pp) Ink on paper

14.3.1941
WEA/C F1/16 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 10 April 1941

Rumours that he will get leave for Easter Monday and news of his progress in officer training courses.

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

10.4.1941
WEA/C F1/17 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 3 June 1941

Describes his quarters at the Manor, his batman and commanding officer, who spends all day signing papers

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

3.6.1941
WEA/C F1/18 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 8 June 1941

Describes a typical day, the good food and lack of evening excursions as the Manor is so isolated. Comments on the ease of managing on his pay, supplemented by the allowance from his father. News of John Type.

1 doc (3pp and envelope) Ink and pencil on paper

8.6.1941
WEA/C F1/19 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 15 June 1941

Describes his activities, including courses he hopes to go, his efforts to master the morse code, an exercise to load tanks on trains and playing tennis.

1 doc (3pp and envelope) Ink on paper

15.6.1941
WEA/C F1/20 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 23 June 1941

Comments on the latest war news and sees the invasion of Russia as a 'turning point'. Describes his present duties, while the rest of the squadron is away on exercises, including ensuring adequate supplies of beer for the men and whiskey for the officers, and having dinner with the Colonel. He also describes the activities of 'Panda' Paine the divisional artist.

1 doc (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

23.6.1941
WEA/C F1/21 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 6 July 1941

Comments on his games of tennis and new racket, the CO's scheme of lectures and intelligence tests.

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

6.7.1941
WEA/C F1/22 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 13 July 1941

Describes an exercise involving the Home Guard of Middleton Cheyney and a boxing competition in Northampton

1 doc (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

13.7.1941
WEA/C F1/23 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 3 August 1941

News of a reorganisation following the promotion of the Colonel and having tea with Sophie.

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

3.8.1941
WEA/C F1/24 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 31 August 1941

Describes the contrast of his present life on training courses in York and the previous camp outside Stamford. Mentions the wartime arrangements at York Minster.

1 doc (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

31.9.1941
WEA/C F1/25 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 21 September 1941

Describes his new camp near Thetford and Bury St Edmunds

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Pencil on paper

21.9.1941
WEA/C F1/26 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 4 Oct 1941

Describes in some detail an army manoeuvre of the whole brigade, which was meant to end on Salisbury Plain but never moved south of Northampton.

1 doc (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

4.10.1941
WEA/C F1/27 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 11 Oct 1941

Explains his presence at Hunsdon in charge of the Light Tank Troop at the aerodrome and describes the differences of routine for the men in the army and air force.

1 doc (5pp and envelope) Ink on paper

11.10.1941
WEA/C F1/28 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 19 October 1941

1 doc (1p and envelope) Ink on paper

19.10.1941
WEA/C F1/29 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 2 November 1941

1 doc (1p and envelope) Ink on paper

2.11.1941
WEA/C F1/30 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 9 November 1941

Plans for his twenty-first birthday celebrations. Describes the reallocation of office space at the camp and the Remembrance Day parade.

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

9.11.1941
WEA/C F1/31 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 9 December 1941

Describes his new quarters and the village.

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

9.12.1941
WEA/C F1/32 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 28 December 1941

An account of his journey home from London on his motor-bike.

1 doc (1p and envelope) Ink on paper

28.12.1941
WEA/C F1/33 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 12 January 1942

Describes plans for the annual regimental dance, the theatres in Oxford and his dread of the forthcoming assault course

1 doc (3pp). Ink on paper

12.1.1942
WEA/C F1/34 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 20 January 1942

An account of the regimental dance, the uniforms worn and the state of people the next day.

1 doc (2pp and envelope). Ink on paper

20.1.1942
WEA/C F1/35 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 1 February 1942

Rumours of being sent to Norfolk, his plans for a week's leave and details of the assault course.

1 doc (2pp and envelope). Ink on paper

1.2.1942
WEA/C F1/36 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, April 1942

Heavily censored letter about his journey to catch the boat to India

1 doc (1p and envelope). Ink on paper

4.1942
WEA/C F1/37 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, April 1942

An account of a typical day on board, the good food and complaining of the lack space for exercise.

2 docs (5pp and envelope). Ink on paper

4.1942
WEA/C F1/38 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 13 May 1942

Hoping to go on shore at the next port of call.

1 doc (2pp and envelope). Ink on paper

13.5.1942
WEA/C F1/39 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 2 June 1942

An account of his shore leave, omitting any references to people or places that could be censored. Comments on the American influences and hectic social life they enjoyed.

1 doc (3pp and envelope). Ink on paper

2.6.1942
WEA/C F1/40 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 20 June 1942

An account giving his first impressions of India, Dehra Dun and Bombay where he spent some leave. He praises the Urdu teacher at the camp, but notes they are still treated as infantry rather than cavalry.

1 doc (3pp and envelope). Ink on paper

20.6.1942
WEA/C F1/41 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 4 July 1942

An account of the expenses he incurs and a description of a trip to Rajpur. He complains about his bearer, though admits he is at least honest.

1 doc (7pp and envelope). Ink on paper

4.7.1942
WEA/C F1/42 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 18 July 1942

A detailed account of an exercise, asking for news of army friends and speculating on the regiment he will be posted to. Includes photographs of Hugh Browne, with whom he travelled to India and shares a chappa, his bearer Kiledar Khan and others

1 doc (9pp, 8 photographs and envelope). Ink on paper

18.7.1942
WEA/C F1/43 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 9 August 1942

An account of the journey into the mountains in a local bus, the small hotel where he and his friends are staying and their occupations on holiday. He reflects on his time at Dehra Dun as being good for sports and expensive for bad quality food, which gave him dysentery. He gives news of his transfer to 46th Cavalry at Nira, near Poona. Includes a postcard and photograph taken in Missouri

1 doc (11pp, 1 photograph, I postcard and envelope). Ink on paper

9.8.1942
WEA/C F1/44 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 14 August 1942

He describes having a lazy time as the rain is heavy and persistent, and also a quiet evening life. He lists the items rationed in India as being petrol and sugar only and refers to trouble in Delhi, presumably the Quit India movement, and Muslim support for the British.

1 doc (4pp and envelope). Ink on paper

14.8.1942
WEA/C F1/45 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 24 August 1942

He lists separation and destinations of his group of friends. He describes his the new camp, the officers and men and gives an amusing account of choosing and training a new bearer, Jagger Singh.

1 doc (6pp and envelope). Ink on paper

24.8.1942
WEA/C F1/46 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 6 September 1942

He gives an account a week-end in Poona, which was very crowded with other men on leave and describes the Hindu celebration he attended, on the birth of Krishna. He states that he still has not received any letters from home and the envelope is marked to show his letter did not reach his parents until April 1943.

1 doc (5pp and envelope). Ink on paper

6.9.1942
WEA/C F1/47 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 20 September 1942

He writes having just received an airgraph from his mother, dated 31 July. He describes the surrounding countryside and an incident when the squadron were chased by swarms of bees on a swimming excursion.

1 doc (3pp and envelope). Ink on paper

20.9.1942
WEA/C F1/48 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 3 October 1942

He reports that he has received a batch of letters from home, the first for five months and values all the small details they give of home life. He congratulates Jill on passing her first MB and Barbara on joining the WRENS. He gives the news that the 46th Cavalry is to be disbanded and news of his other friends. Also there is a description of a day at the Poona Race Course

1 doc (4pp, 1 photograph and envelope). Ink on paper

3.10.1942
WEA/C F1/49 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'everyone' at home, 12 October 1942

He gives an account of a heavy rain storm in which all tents and personal belongings are wrecked.

1 doc (2pp and envelope). Ink on paper

12.10.1942
WEA/C F2 Family letters from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, September 1940 - December 1943

The bulk of these letters date from the period after October 1942, when his sisters had left home and Weatherill decided to write to his parents, rather than to 'everyone' at home. In this respect they follow on from the series catalogued as WEA/C F1. The subject matter is very similar, though relating to his army life in India, with some comments on the progress of the war elsewhere. There are also more comments on the life of the family, such as his sister Barbara's engagement. He continues to write weekly, but it is clear that the postal service continues to be erratic and he commonly complains of the difficulties of writing because of the amount of noise from his colleagues and the quantities of flying insects.

52 documents. Most of the letters are airmail letters written in ink, though several are written in pencil. Only a few envelopes have survived. There are also postcards and airgraphs copies which appear to have been issued to troops on a regular basis. The photographs are black and white.

9.1940 to 12.1943
WEA/C F2/1 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 13 September 1940

Written on his arrival at Cowley Barracks it describes his journey and initial impressions.

1 doc ( 2pp and envelope). Pencil on paper

13.9.1940
WEA/C F2/2 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 26 October 1940

He gives an account of meeting his sisters and going to play, which he recommends his parents to see.

1 doc (3pp and envelope). Ink on paper

26.10.1940
WEA/C F2/3 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 29 November 1940

Thanks his parents for his leave and the party given on his birthday.

1 doc (1p and envelope). Ink on paper

29.10.1940
WEA/C F2/4 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 22 February 1942

Thanks his parents for his leave, describes the new camp outside Bury St Edmunds and the very cold weather.

1 doc (2pp) Ink on paper

22.2.1942
WEA/C F2/5 Telegram from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 31 May 1942

1 doc (1p) Typescript on paper

31.5.1942
WEA/C F2/6 Telegram from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 14 June 1942

1 doc (1p) Typescript on paper

14.6.1942
WEA/C F2/7 Postcard from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 6 August 1942

Information about having an attack of dysentery, his plans to spend his leave with friends in a hill station called Mussoorie and his posting to the 46th Cavalry in Nira, near Poona.

1 doc. Ink on paper

6.8.1942
WEA/C F2/8 Postcard from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 22 September 1942

Thanks his parents for their letters and other post that has just arrived.

1 doc. Ink on paper

22.9.1942
WEA/C F2/9 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 18 October 1942

Refers to a trip to Cape Town to see Aunt Menie and the warm welcome he received. He gives an account of his friend, Max, who is visiting Nepal and praises the Gurkha soldiers. Includes a photograph of his men.

1 doc (4pp, 1 photograph and envelope). Ink on paper

18.10.1942
WEA/C F2/10 Postcard from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 25 October 1942

Reports on the frustrations of learning morse code and teaching men driving in the chaos of Indian traffic.

1 doc. Ink on paper

25.10.1942
WEA/C F2/11 Postcard from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 29 October 1942

Relates the news that he is to be transferred to 19th King George V's Own Lancers in November and his delight at the news.

1 doc. Ink on paper

29.10.1942
WEA/C F2/12 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 1 November 1942

His leave has been cancelled and he is taking a signals course instead in Poona, where the quarters are luxurious.

1 doc. Photocopy

1.11.1942
WEA/C F2/13 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 7 November 1942

He has arrived at his new camp having spent a day at Adyar, near Madras and headquarters of the Theosophical Society. He describes his quarter and has been assigned to a Sikh squadron.

1 doc. Ink on paper

7.11.1942
WEA/C F2/14 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 18 November 1942

He comments on the toughness of the Sikhs, the pleasant countryside and fine buildings in Madras.

1 doc. Photocopy

18.11.1942
WEA/C F2/15 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 29 November 1942

He gives a short description of an army exercise and a detailed description of Sikh festival celebrating the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

1 doc (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

29.11.1942
WEA/C F2/16 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 17 Dec 1942

He describes an army exercise and gives news of Max.

1 doc. Photocopy

17.12.1942
WEA/C F2/17 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 3 January 1943

News of how Christmas was spent and his forthcoming signals course in Poona.

1 doc. Photocopy

3.1.1943
WEA/C F2/18 Postcard from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 25 January 1943

Briefly describes more exercises and time spent in the Information Bureau to the General.

1 doc. Ink on paper

25.1.1943
WEA/C F2/19 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 27 January 1943

He has recently returned from a field firing exercise.

1 doc. Photocopy

27.1.1943
WEA/C F2/20 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 7 February 1943

He has arrived in Poona for a three month course.

1 doc. Photocopy

7.2.1943
WEA/C F2/21 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 7 February 1943

He describes to his parents the mixture of tribes including Sikhs and Jats in the Regiment and their lack of class distinction.

1 doc. (8pp) Ink on paper

7.2.1943
WEA/C F2/22 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 18 February 1943

1 doc. Photocopy

18.2.1943
WEA/C F2/23 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 22 February 1943

He comments on the tedious nature of the course and difficulties made by the lack of agreement between nations on wireless procedure but the good social life.

1 doc. Ink on paper

22.2.1943
WEA/C F2/24 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 28 February 1943

He comments on a documentary film, that he has seen on the pre-war years the difficult position occupied by Anglo-Indians and his relief at passing test on morse code.

1 doc. Ink on paper

28.2.1943
WEA/C F2/25 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 21 March 1943

He regrets that they still do not receive his letters on a regular basis. He is now using the wireless in the field but because of the course has missed his planned leave with friends in Kashmir.

1 doc. Ink on paper

21.3.1943
WEA/C F2/26 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 7 April 1943

He gives his reactions to the news of his sister, Bar's engagement to Chris.

1 doc. Ink on paper

7.4.1943
WEA/C F2/27 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 10 April 1943

He expresses surprise at the lack of running water and sanitary arrangements in bungalows despite the climate making it more necessary than elsewhere.

1 doc. Ink on paper

10.4.1943
WEA/C F2/28 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 22 April 1943

He describes the exams, which he hopes to have passed, a lunch at the Yacht Club and a weekend on the coast in Juhu, near Bombay.

1 doc. Ink on paper

22 Apr 1943
WEA/C F2/29 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 9 May 1943

He has returned to camp having spent some leave in Juhu and Bombay. He describes the new camp, which is in a fertile region, producing all kinds of fruit.

1 doc. Ink on paper

9.5.1943
WEA/C F2/30 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 16 May 1943

He describes a visit to Bangalore and the flowering trees he saw. He also comments on his father's business and the family.

1 doc. Ink on paper

16.5.1943
WEA/C F2/31 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 25 May 1943

Writing from a hotel where he is on a fortnight's leave, he is complimentary on the cleanliness of Mysore and lists the sites he has seen. Although the vegetarian food is good, he complains that the hotel has few sports facilities and the few guests are old. He includes a hotel brochure.

1 doc (5pp, envelope and brochure) Ink on paper

25.5.1943
WEA/C F2/32 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 1 June 1943

He describes the Malabar coast where he is on leave.

1 doc Photocopy

1.6.1943
WEA/C F2/33 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 5 July 1943

An account of an army exercise, with Weatherill acting as a wireless operator.

1 doc Pencil on paper

5.7.1943
WEA/C F2/34 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 10 July 1943

He gives further details of the army exercise the process of clearing up the damage.

1 doc Ink on paper

10.7.1943
WEA/C F2/35 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 25 July 1943

News that he is about to leave hospital and that he is now second-in-command of the HQ Squadron.

1 doc Ink on paper

24.7.1943
WEA/C F2/36 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 25 July 1943

He writes of the news of the death of Uncle George (Gowland), his crapped living conditions and his plan to start a garden.

1 doc Ink on paper

25.7.1943
WEA/C F2/37 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 4 August 1943

He is back in hospital again, with a poisoned finger and the ward is being prepared for an inspection by the Colonel.

1 doc Ink on paper

4.8.1943
WEA/C F2/38 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 12 August 1943

Still in hospital and feeling very restless. He comments on the rising prices in India and the Italian prisoners working in the hospital.

1 doc Ink on paper

12.8.1943
WEA/C F2/39 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 22 August 1943

He has now returned from hospital and is preparing for an inspection of vehicles by the Colonel and finding the men have black market goods stored in spare tyres.

1 doc Ink on paper

22.8.1943
WEA/C F2/40 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 31 August 1943

He gives a comic account of the preparations for the Colonel's inspection and news of his captaincy.

1 doc Ink on paper

31.8.1943
WEA/C F2/41 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 12 September 1943

He sets out his plans for his leave and is looking forward to the change of faces and has discovered a well, that could serve as a swimming pool.

1 doc Ink on paper

12.9.1943
WEA/C F2/42 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 19 September 1943

He visits the Indian Ballet, when on leave.

1 doc Photocopy

19.9.1943
WEA/C F2/43 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 29 September 1943

He describes the similarity of the countryside to Scotland.

1 doc Photocopy

29.9.1943
WEA/C F2/44 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 7 October 1943

He talks about the success of his leave, describes some of the people in the same boarding house and how he has occupied himself.

1 doc (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

7.10.1943
WEA/C F2/45 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 7 October 1943

He describes playing golf with old balls.

1 doc Photocopy

7.10.1943
WEA/C F2/46 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 24 October 1943

An amusing account of the squadron meeting a bear and the difficulties since the arrival of the monsoon.

1 doc Ink on paper

24.10.1943
WEA/C F2/47 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 11 November 1943

He complains of the amount of work demanded by GHQ describes a Sikh festival.

1 doc Ink on paper

11.11.1943
WEA/C F2/48 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 17 November 1943

He gives an account of a weekend's leave in Madras and a disastrous dance party.

1 doc Ink on paper

17.11.1943
WEA/C F2/49 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 29 November 1943

He is suffering the after effects of an injection against plague and lists some of the factors contributing to the famine and troubles in Bengal.

1 doc Ink on paper

29.11.1943
WEA/C F2/50 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 5 December 1943

He describes the strong religious feeling of the troops and mentions several amusing incidents that result. The weather has been wet, so everything is green and the temperature pleasantly cool.

1 doc Ink on paper

5.12.1943
WEA/C F2/51 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 22 December 1943

He is in a temporary camp and conditions are not comfortable.

1 doc Ink on paper

22.12.1943
WEA/C F2/52 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, 25 December 1943

He sends best wishes for Christmas and news that he is to go on a gunnery course in Ahmednagar in the January.

1 doc Ink on paper

25.12.1943
WEA/C F3 Family letters from Jack Weatherill to his father September 1940 - December 1943

These letters to his father cover the same period as the series catalogued as WEA/C F1, but the subject matter centres on Weatherill's army career and financial matters including his father's business. Presumably Weatherill preferred to discuss these matters with his father only, rather than in the letters to the whole family, and the letters are address to the London business premises of Bernard Weatherill Ltd.

21 documents.

9.1940 to 12.1943
WEA/C F3/1 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 18 September 1940

He commiserates with his father about business loses in Cheapside and announces that his application to the India Office has been turned down.

1 doc (3pp and envelope). Ink on paper.

18.9.1940
WEA/C F3/2 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 21 September 1940

He asks after the business and proposals to move it to Ascot and thanks his father for his efforts to get a position in India.

1 doc.

21.9.1940
WEA/C F3/3 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 8 October 1940

He refers to efforts to get to India.

1 doc (1p and envelope). Ink on paper.

8.10.1940
WEA/C F3/4 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 13 November 1940

He relates his decision not the try for the Indian army before being commissioned and his reasons with apologies for the trouble taken by his father to make useful contacts.

1 doc (3pp and envelope). Ink on paper.

13.11.1940
WEA/C F3/5 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 2 December 1940

Plans to meet up in Oxford and he agrees that he should have taken a chance and accepted a place in the Dragoon Guards.

1 doc (2pp and envelope). Ink on paper.

2.12.1940
WEA/C F3/6 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 14 December 1940

He has been offered a commission in the Dragoon Guards, but is asking his father if it is possible to have a personal allowance.

1 doc (2pp and envelope). Ink on paper.

14.12.1940
WEA/C F3/7 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 8 June 1941

He requests some additional clothing before rationing begins and asks after the tailoring business.

1 doc (1p) Ink on paper.

8.6.1941
WEA/C F3/8 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 10 June 1941

He requests clarification about the payment of his allowance.

1 doc (1p) Ink on paper.

10.6.1941
WEA/C F3/9 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 12 August 1941

He gives a brief account of his forthcoming training and requests an additional suit.

1 doc (1p) Ink on paper.

12.8.1941
WEA/C F3/10 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 30 August 1941

He sends birthday greetings.

1 doc (1p) Ink on paper.

30.8.1941
WEA/C F3/10a Telegram from Jack Weatherill to his father, August 1941

Birthday greetings.

1 doc

8.1941
WEA/C F3/11 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, December 1941

He thanks his father for the gift of the shares in Bernard Weatherill Ltd

1 doc (1p) Ink on paper.

12.1941
WEA/C F3/12 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 7 July 1942

He comments on his life in India.

1 doc. Photocopy

7.7.1942
WEA/C F3/13 Telegram from Jack Weatherill to his father, 28 Aug 1942

Birthday greetings.

1 doc.

28.8.1942
WEA/C F3/14 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 27 September 1942

He has received his first mail from the family and asks that a muddle over a cheque be sorted out.

1 doc. Photocopy.

27.9.1942
WEA/C F3/15 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 18 December 1942

He refers to a letter from Uncle Charles.

1 doc. Photocopy.

18.12.1942
WEA/C F3/16 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 2 January 1943

He sends thanks for the Christmas parcel, describes his New Year festivities and duties during the absence of the mess secretary.

1 doc. Ink on paper

2.1.1943
WEA/C F3/17 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 2 March 1943

He discusses the high prices and his pay.

1 doc. Photocopy.

2.3.1943
WEA/C F3/18 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 16 July 1943

He writes from hospital and complains of the boredom and frustration he feels, but has news of his next job as second in command of the Headquarters Squadron.

1 doc. (6pp) Ink on paper

16.7.1943
WEA/C F3/19 Telegram from Jack Weatherill to his father, 24 August 1943

Birthday greetings.

1 doc.

24.8.1943
WEA/C F3/20 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his father, 22 November 1943

He thanks his father for the books which he sent and comments on the programme of injections for plague and cholera they are undergoing.

1 doc.

22.11.1943
WEA/C F4 Family letters from Jack Weatherill to his mother, July 1941 - July 1943

These letters cover the same period as the letters addressed to the whole family and catalogued as WEA/C F1. However these are more amusing than informative about his life and assumes a different tone to entertain the reader. He offers more detail about his social life, or lack of it and the people he meets, as well as discussing books he has read.

12 documents.

7.1941 to 7.1943
WEA/C F4/1 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 19 July 1941

Birthday greetings.

1 doc. (1p and envelope). Ink on paper

19.7.1941
WEA/C F4/2 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 23 July 1941

He comments on his social life at the camp and the people he has met.

1 doc. (2pp) Ink on paper

23.7.1941
WEA/C F4/3 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 10 August 1941

He describes his present duties as Driving Instructor and Technical Officer and is amusing about a tennis party and Church Parade.

1 doc. (3pp and envelope) Ink on paper

10.8.1941
WEA/C F4/4 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 6 October 1941

He asks his mother's opinion on a jewellery case he is having made for a present for his twin sister, Jill.

1 doc. (1p and envelope) Ink on paper

6.10.1941
WEA/C F4/5 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 17 January 1942

A letter of thanks for a food parcel with information about a recent party and dance.

1 doc. (1p and envelope) Ink on paper

17.1.1942
WEA/C F4/6 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 14 June 1942

He sends birthday greetings and informs her of his safe arrival.

1 doc.

14.6.1942
WEA/C F4/7 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 27 November 1942

1 doc.

27.11.1942
WEA/C F4/8 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 20 December 1942

He sends Christmas greetings and describes his preparations, including the purchase of turkeys.

1 doc.

20.12.1942
WEA/C F4/9 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 1 February 1943

He reports his return to Poona on a training course.

1 doc.

1.2.1943
WEA/C F4/10 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 7 April 1943

He discusses the recent engagement of his sister, Barbara and lists some of his activities, including horse riding, during his stay in Poona.

1 doc.

7.4.1943
WEA/C F4/11 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 15 June 1943

He comments on the lack of change that will result from his recent promotion and that he has contracted impetigo on his face.

1 doc.

15.6.1943
WEA/C F4/12 Letter from Jack Weatherill to his mother, 17 July 1943

Written from hospital he gives his opinion on books that he has recently read and informs her he has sent silk to her and his sisters.

1 doc.(7pp and envelope) Ink on paper.

17.7.1943
WEA/C F5 Family letters from Jack Weatherill to his sisters and aunt, 23 July 1941 - October 1943

This group of letters are just isolated items from longer series of letters which have not survived, addressed to individual members of the family.

4 documents.

7.1941 to 10.1943
WEA/C F5/1 Letter from Jack Weatherill to Jill, his twin sister, 23 July? 1941

He writes enclosing a petrol coupon and wishing her luck in her forthcoming exams.

1 doc (1p and envelope) Ink on paper.

23.7.1941
WEA/C F5/2 Letter from Jack Weatherill to Barbara, his sister, 1 June 1943

He describes the scenery.

1 doc. Photocopy.

1.6.1943
WEA/C F5/3 Letter from Jack Weatherill to Barbara, his sister, October 1943

He thanks her for the present and comments of the restful leave he is enjoying.

1 doc. Photocopy.

10.1943
WEA/C F5/4 Letter from Jack Weatherill to 'Auntie Menie', 3 June 1942

He thanks her hospitality and kindness during his visit and states that all the men were overwhelmed by the kindness of people during their shore leave in Cape Town.

1 doc. (2pp) Ink on paper

3.6.1942
WEA/C F6 Family letters from Jill Weatherill to her mother and father, 22 July 1942 - 25 July 1944

This a set of lively and affectionate letters written between mother and daughter, only one of the letters being between father and daughter. They give a picture of a hard working student doctor and a loving daughter. There is also a glimpse of her active social life and wide circle of friends.

10 documents.

7.1942 to 7.1944
WEA/C F6/1 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 22 July 1942

She describes her elation on hearing the news that she has passed her medical exams and in some papers has beaten most of the boys. She gives news of other family and friends in London.

1 doc. (1p and envelope) Ink on paper

22.7.1942
WEA/C F6/2 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 22 August 1942

An affectionate letter, which describes the beginning of her new term buying books and registering for anatomy classes at King's College.

1 doc. (1p) Ink on paper

22.8.1942
WEA/C F6/3 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 11 November 1942

She describes a London fog and gives news of family and friends in London and her social life. She also gives the news of her election as the women's representative for the Medical Society and describes her duties.

1 doc. (2pp) Ink on paper

11.11.1942
WEA/C F6/4 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 25 November 1942

She thanks her mother for presents and parcels and describes her other gifts and how she spent her birthday.

1 doc. (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

25.11.1942
WEA/C F6/5 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 4 January 1943

She relates her arrival back in London for the new term.

1 doc. (1p and envelope) Pencil on paper

4.1.1943
WEA/C F6/6 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 11 March 1943

She writes of her preparations for forthcoming exams and rehearsals for a play, which she hopes her parents will attend. She also refers to Chris, with whom she is in love, but whom her father regards as wild.

1 doc. (4pp and envelope) Ink on paper

11.3.1943
WEA/C F6/7 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 20 July 1944

She describes her journey to Devon as the hottest and stickiest she has experienced and the fishing expeditions she has enjoyed since her arrival. She comments on the unreasonable behaviour of Mrs Austin concerning Chris.

1 doc. (5pp and envelope) Ink on paper

20.7.1944
WEA/C F6/8 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her father 22 July 1944

She writes with regret about the news that the business is having to move from Conduit Street, which was bombed and thanking her father for all his help and support in her medical training.

1 doc. (2pp) Ink on paper

22.7.1944
WEA/C F6/9 Letter from Jill Weatherill to her mother, 25 July 1944

She describes the events on the last few days, when Mrs Austin had a mental breakdown and had to be taken to a nursing home.

1 doc. (5pp and envelope) Ink on paper

25.7.1944
WEA/C F6/10 Card from Jill Weatherill to her mother, n.d.

Birthday greetings

1 doc. Ink on paper

1940 (c)
WEA/C F7 Letters from Bar Weatherill to her parents, 29 September 1940 - December 1944

These letters are not a complete series, but chance survivals. The first one appears to have been written when Bar was at school or college in the Lake District and the rest when she was in the Wrens and based at Porchester, with several giving a description of a leave spent with a friend in Scotland.

The letters are written with long descriptive passages about the scenery and invariably the writer is in good spirits and clearly enjoying her life.

10 docs

29.9.1940 to 12.1944
WEA/C F7/1 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents and sister, 29 September 1940

She describes the wonderful scenery of the Lake District, is unsurprised it serves as such an inspiration for great works of literature and wishes the whole family could enjoy it with her.

1 doc. (3pp and envelope) Ink on paper

29.9.1940
WEA/C F7/2 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents, 10 Jan 1942

She describes a journey by motor bike to Plymouth via Dartmouth and back on naval duties. She comments on the poor state of Plymouth but the lovely countryside in Devon. On her return she discovers a loss of sight in her right eye which is now returning.

1 doc. (3pp) Ink on paper

10.1.1942
WEA/C F7/3 Postcard from Bar Weatherill to her mother, Christmas 1942

Greetings

1 doc. Pencil on paper

12.1942
WEA/C F7/4 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents, 25 February 1943

She describes her motor bike maintenance course and trials, which she illustrates with a sketch. She comments that there has been a huge fire in Portsmouth.

1 doc. (3pp and envelope) Ink on paper

25.2.1943
WEA/C F7/5 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents, 17 January 1944

She writes to express regret that he is annoyed about her proposal to spend her leave in Scotland and attempts to reassure him about her holiday plans.

1 doc. (2pp and envelope) Ink on paper

17.1.1944
WEA/C F7/6 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents, 19 January 1944

She apologises for her sudden departure and describes her journey by train to Scotland, the sights of Edinburgh and meetings with Uncle Jo and Aunt Chrissie, family friends.

1 doc. (5pp and envelope) Ink on paper

19.1.1944
WEA/C F7/7 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents, 23 January 1944

She reassures her parents on the wonderful holiday she is having, and describes the kindness of the people, the wonderful scenery seen on walks and the plentiful food.

1 doc. (5pp and envelope) Ink on paper

23.1.1944
WEA/C F7/8 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents, December 1944

Christmas greetings

2 docs. Ink on paper

12.1944
WEA/C F7/9 Letter from Bar Weatherill to her parents, c.1944

She writes a note including doggerel verse about being reprimanded apparently for being absent without leave.

1 doc. (1p) Ink on paper

1944
WEA/C F8 Letters from Gil Gillingham to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 21 October 1941 - 5 November 1943

This series of letters are all written from the Middle East where the writer was in forces serving in the 'Sharpshooters' of the 3rd County of London Yeomanry.

4 docs

21.10.1941 to 5.11.1943
WEA/C F8/1 Letter from Gil Gillingham to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 21 October 1941

Christmas greetings with a drawing.

1 doc. Photocopy

21.10.1941
WEA/C F8/2 Letter from Gil Gillingham to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 17 March 1942

He writes briefly that he has many stories to tell of recent action in Libya and Egypt.

1 doc. Photocopy

17.3.1942
WEA/C F8/3 Letter from Gil Gillingham to Mrs Weatherill, 1 January 1943

He describes his leave over Christmas spent in Cairo and his circle of friends of different nationality.

1 doc. Photocopy

1.1.1943
WEA/C F8/4 Letter from Gil Gillingham to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 5 November 1943

Christmas greetings

1 doc. Photocopy

5.11.1943
WEA/C F9 Letters from Menie Gowland to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 19 May - 8 June 1942

Menie Gowland appears to be a family friend of the Weatherill's and knew Jack as a little boy. The tone of her letters is a little sentimental, but she is pleased to have provided entertainment for Jack Weatherill, when his troop ship to India stops at Cape Town.

4 docs

19.5.1942 to 8.6.1942
WEA/C F9/1 Telegram from Menie Gowland to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, May 1942

Announces Jack's safe arrival.

1 doc

5.1942
WEA/C F9/2 Letter from Menie Gowland to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 19 May 1942

She describes the entertainment that she was able to provide for Jack and one of his friends on their time in Cape Town and comments on how much she liked him.

1 doc (2pp)

19.5.1942
WEA/C F9/3 Letter from Menie Gowland to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 21 May 1942

She sends an airgraph as well as a letter to reassure them of Jack's good health.

1 doc. Photocopy

21.5.1942
WEA/C F9/4 Letter from Menie Gowland to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 8 June 1942

She writes again about Jack's visit and how close she felt they were, despite their age differences. She sympathises with his mother over their separation.

1 doc. (2pp

8.6.1942
WEA/C F10 Letters from various writers in the armed forces to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 20 October 1941 - 27 September 1944

Letters from various writers, all from people in the armed forces and mostly friends of their children. Some contain information about their postings but generally they contain good wishes for Christmas only.

7 docs

20.10.1941 to 27.9.1944
WEA/C F10/1 Letter from Gavin Thompson to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 20 Oct 1941

Christmas greetings

1 doc. Photocopy.

20.10.1941
WEA/C F10/2 Card from Don? to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, Christmas 1941

Christmas greetings

1 doc.

12.1941
WEA/C F10/3 Letter from Douglas Pearch to his aunt, Mrs Weatherill, 10 March 1943

He lists the places he has been stationed since his arrival in India and mentions the facilities available in Peshawar.

1 doc. Photocopy

10.3.1943
WEA/C F10/4 Letter from John Maitland-Webb to Mr B.B. Weatherill, 10 June 1942

He apologises for keeping Barbara out late.

1 doc. (1p and envelope)

10.6.1941
WEA/C F10/5 Letter from John Webb to Mr B.B. and Mrs Weatherill, 20 November 1943

Christmas greetings

1 doc. Photocopy

20.11.1943
WEA/C F10/6 Letter from Max McCann to Mr B.B. Weatherill, 28 February 1943

He hopes the Weatherill's will enjoy their holiday and meet his uncle. He is enjoying serving with the Gurkhas, whom he admires and lists all the wild life, some of which they shoot for food.

1 doc. Ink on paper.

28 Feb 1943
WEA/C F10/7 Letter from Tony to his aunt, Mrs Weatherill, 27 September c1944

He thanks her for the wonderful time and promises to purchase silk stockings for everyone.

1 doc. Ink on paper.

27.9.1944 (c)
WEA/C F11 Letters from various writers to Jack Weatherill, 23 November 1937 - 5 June 1949

This miscellaneous group of letters and cards are mostly written by friends from the war period, although there is one from his sister at the time of his engagement to Lyn and two short notes which refer to political speeches made by Weatherill. As with the previous groups of letters, they are chance survivals rather than a continuous series. Some of the letters from friends abroad provide an interesting insight into post war life in the British Colonies.

15 docs

23.11.1937 to 5.6.1949
WEA/C F11/1 Letter from Richenda Bland to Jack Weatherill, 23 November 1937

Reminding Jack of his promise to make a donation to the RSPB.

1 doc

23.11.1937
WEA/C F11/2 Letter from W. Dixon to Jack Weatherill, 26 November 1942

A standard letter with thanks for the gift of a cigarette case on leaving the Regiment.

1 doc (1p and envelope)

26.11.1942
WEA/C F11/3 Letter from Major Robin Wright to Jack Weatherill, 7 July 1946

A circular letter with an accompanying note discussing donations for a contribution to a gift for the regimental mess of the 19th King George V's Own Lancers.

1 doc (1p and envelope)

7.7.1946
WEA/C F11/4 Letter from Major Robin Wright to Jack Weatherill, 3 April 1947

A circular letter describing the items purchased with the donations of officers.

1 doc (1p)

3.4.1947
WEA/C F11/5 Letter from Terence Glancy to Jack Weatherill, January 1947

A circular newsletter from the regiment in India which is written in a light hearted in style and gives information about the activities of the different companies, the social events and a list of names and addresses of the officers.

1 doc (4pp)

1.1947
WEA/C F11/6 Letter from J. Gwatkin to Jack Weatherill, 25 January 1947

An invitation to lunch from the parents of Archie, who also served in the 19th Lancers.

1 doc (1p)

25.1.1947
WEA/C F11/7 Letter from Pat to Jack Weatherill, 8 June 1948

She encloses a gift for his duties as best man at her wedding and hopes he will fulfil his duties in protecting the groom, Bill Menian from the activities of his and her family on the day of the wedding. Photograph of the wedding, including Weatherill as best man.

1 doc (1p and b/w photograph)

8.6.1948
WEA/C F11/8 Letter from Andrea Elphinstone to Jack Weatherill, 28 July 1948

A request that Weatherill's speech should be on the broad and general fundamentals of politics

1 doc (1p)

28.7.1948
WEA/C F11/9 Letter from Gordon Brown to Jack Weatherill, 29 July 1948

He offers support to Weatherill's Shalford venture.

1 doc (1p)

29.7.1948
WEA/C F11/10 Letter from Barbara to her brother Jack Weatherill, 8 November 1948

A letter which urges Jack to make his engagement to Lyn a short one and speaks admiringly of Lyn's independence.

1 doc (2pp and envelope)

8.11.1948
WEA/C F11/11 Letter from June to Jack Weatherill, 20 March 1949

She speaks warmly of his father, who has boarded a ship for home, having failed in his attempted to set up a business link in Johannesburg. She gives an account of her travel plans, which include visiting Rhodesia, where she hopes to get work and visiting the Victoria Falls, where she hopes to met up with someone she knows in the Rhodesian Police Force. She also talks about her family in South Africa and mutual friends.

1 doc (7pp and envelope)

20.3.1949
WEA/C F11/12 Letter from Tim to Jack Weatherill, 5 June 1949

Tim appears to be a friend from Guildford. He relates his news including his recent marriage, his postings in Rhodesia and his law studies.

1 doc (4pp, 2 b/w photographs and envelope)

5.6.1949
WEA/C F11/13 Letter from Jane to her uncle, Jack Weatherill

1 doc

1945 (c)
WEA/C F11/14 Letter to Jack Weatherill

Photograph of a mountainous area with message that a letter will follow.

1 doc

1945 (c)
WEA/C F11/15 Letter from Gunnel Dixner-Norman to Jack Weatherill

Lists contact addresses.

1 doc

1945 (c)

 

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