Florence, Italy



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Photograph album.

Includes photographs of Viner and his friends and of RAF groups; postcards of the areas in Britain where Viner trained; photographs, postcards, tourist guides, maps and what's on guides for places he visited during his service abroad, including Jerusalem and other parts of Palestine, Cairo in Egypt, Pomigiliano, Cesenatico, Florence, Pompei, Venice and Sorrento in Italy; photographs of camp at Rivolto, Italy and aerial views of Southern Italy and Malta; bank notes for Egypt (one) Italy (two) and four allied military bank notes for use in Italy; British Forces newspaper the 'Union Jack', Eastern Italy edition 6 April 1945; copy of leaflet dropped over enemy territory offering safe conduct to surrendering troops nd [1944-1945]; Christmas card sent from Egypt 1944; cable sent by Viner to his wife on his arrival in Palestine 1944; photographic copies of airgraphs sent 1944-1945; and pamphlets issued by the Air Ministry 'Dos and Don'ts for Officers and other Ranks newly arrived in the Middle East' 1942 and 'Health Hints for Warm Climates' 1943.

Memorabilia of Viner's service abroad.

Includes pen and ink sketch 'my corner' of a billet nd; theatre and concert programmes (including events in Florence and Naples), tourist guides and what's on guides; Ordnance Survey chart, Plotting Series, first edition, Roma Sheet NE, scale 1:500,000, 1944; copies of leaflets in German, dropped by the allies over enemy territory (see also MC 2169/1); newspapers and magazines, the 'Egyptian Mail' 11 November 1944, 'The Egyptian Gazette' 13 November 1944, the 'Crusader' (British Forces weekly) 22 April 1945, ' Radio Times of the British Forces Station Operating in Northern Italy' April 1945, '86 (Army) Area News' 6 June 1945, 'Eighth Army News' 1 August 1945; and street plan of Herne Bay, Kent nd [probably post war].

Technical notebook, RAF Service and Release Book and souvenir booklets.

Includes notebook containing technical notes regarding wireless equipment and notes concerning frequencies and ?call signals, probably for use on flights nd [1942-1946]; printed tourist booklets for Cairo, Pompei and Florence 1943-1944 and nd [1940s]; letter certifying that Viner was a qualified Wireless Operator (Air) 1944; programme and ticket for 'Madame Butterfly' at ENSA Garrison Theatre, Petruzzelli, Italy 1944; and Viner's RAF Service and Release Book 1946.

Family, estate and business letters to Carr

Inc. letter from Joseph Wheatley postponing decision as to whether Carr should stand for Morley, 9 January 1890, with related papers (MC 166/63/1-2); photograph of girl on horse, man holding bridle, nd [? 19th century] (MC 166/63/4); letter from Emma at Ditchingham to granddaughter Dorothy with description of flower dance ('Dorothy H. was dressed as mistletoe and Angy as pink carnation, they all danced the new dance very well', 13 January 1897, MC 166/63/9); letters from sister Mary in Switzerland and Italy giving impressions etc. ('this morning in the cloisters of San Domingo [Florence] we saw a funny sight, it seems all the homeless cats are taken there and fed with begged refuse at 12...such a mewing, clawing and spitting went on for very untempting pieces of liver', 1 April [1883], MC 166/63/10; draft tenancy agreement on farm of Carr's at Listing Lane Gomersal, February 1899 (MC 166/63/12); printed report etc. of People's Refreshment House Association Ltd., 1899 (MC 166/63/15).

Letters of W.H.M.H. Aitken

Family letters, including many from Aitken's daughters Violet, Eda, Eve and Rose to their mother, and letters between the daughters. Several are from Rose while she was in Paris in 1923 and 1924, one describing a visit to 'Blanche, a very celebrated French painter, he is an old man now but it is awfully interesting to see how he has kept up with the times', 14 March 1924. In 1925 Violet and Rose write to their mother from Florence - 'we think of leaving here towards the end of this month and making our way home slowly ... through Paris and Rouen', 10 May 1925. With letter from Wilfred in Singapore to his mother - 'there is a good deal of speculation as to the attitude of the Labour party to the floating dock in S[ingapore] and the increased fortifications at Changi. They are pledged to disarmaments, but it is doubtful if they will be able to scrap all the plans made by the late Government', 6 November 1929.

Journal by Henry Wodehouse describing his European tour

He travels through France (including Paris) and Switzerland into Italy. He records impressions of Turin; Genoa; Pisa ('the leaning tower stands 14 feet out of the perpendicular and the effect is curious - saw the sun set in the Mediterranean from its summit - Pisa has a great appearance of poverty'); Livorno; Florence ('Entered the Cathedral imposing only from its size ... in one part singing for a dead Priest in another a curious procession of candles and lamps for the restoration of a sick person - several other churches, nothing wonderful inside or out'); Rome. In Rome he visited the usual sites ('saw St Peters !!! and was struck dumb with wonder') including the Vatican and the Colosseum. He is still in Rome in January 1824 when the journal ends.

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