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Records of the Osborn Springfield Trusts

  • ACC 2021/73
  • Temporary
  • 1893-1922

Accounts 1893-1905, with loose copy of a solicitor's report, 1922.
Memorandum and account book, including inventory, details of Indian estates, and mortgages. 1878-95.
Extract from the will of Osborn Springfield, decd, nd [? 20th century].
Sale particulars, Norwich properties of the Trust, 1920 (inc. plan) and related papers.
Financial statement and account, 31 Dec 1953, and other papers.

Osborn Springfield's Trusts; fl 1893-1905; charity; Norwich

Recorded interview of Clayton Bejot and Johnnie Falls by Elaine Clearfield

Recording made at Kennedy Airport, New York, before Bejot's and Falls' flights to a 2nd Air Division reunion in England. [00:00-05:00] Interview with Clayton Bejot [hereafter CB]. CB comments on his place of origin, Ainsworth, Nebraska, post-war work as a farmer and his family. Comments on his wartime service as a pilot: carrying cameras on aeroplanes to record bomb damage; different aeroplane positions in formation having different roles; role of his aeroplane monitoring air-sea rescue frequencies. Mentions assignment to 457th Bomb Group and six month stay in England, 1944. Remarks on memorable experiences: long missions to Munich, Berlin and Leipzig, Germany; navigator killed with another crew on mission to Kiel, Germany, and other aeroplanes making emergency landings in Sweden or Switzerland. [05:00-10:00] Emergency landings continued. Remarks on original crew and discussion about his pre-war work as a farmer and family background. Discussion about CB's reasons for attending reunion and comments on his previous trips to England. [10:00-15:00] Comments continued. CB's tribute to skill of ground crews and comments on negative attitude of some Canadian and British servicemen towards Americans. CB describes impact of service in the Air Force on his life and remarks on looking forward to reunion and visiting museum in Duxford. [15:00-20:00] Remarks continued. [Interlude]. Interview with Johnnie Falls [hereafter JF]. Comments on his place of origin, San Antonio, Texas, service in 486th Bomb Group (Sudbury) and current state of the former airbase site at Sudbury. Describes his duties as a bombardier, including navigation. Remarks on completing his thirty-five combat missions in eight months. Discussion about his most memorable experience: aeroplane shot down on his third mission, bailing out into German territory between Cologne and Aachen, during siege of Aachen, and found by American First Army troops. Describes his pre-war education and post-war work as engineer, before further service in Air Force as a bombardier. [20:00-25:00] Remarks on his military career, including research and development role in a space programme. Discussion about the forthcoming reunion and his wife's first visit to England. Remarks on the impact of military service on his life and role in Korean and Vietnam wars. Describes his duties as a battle staff director in Vietnam. [25:00-30:00] Discussion about his wife and family. Recorded on side A only.

Correspondence of HLB

With: E. Blount (DNB), 1872; Col. E.G. Bulwer to Henry Phillips undated; Edhem Pasha, 1871-1872 (3 draft letters from HLB); Edouard Lebey, 1871 (4; 3 draft and copy letters from HLB); Mustapha Pasha, 1872 (draft letter from HLB); Nevrès Pasha, 1871 (draft letter from HLB); Servier Effendi, 1871 (draft letter from HLB); Col. Frederick Walpole, 1870, 1872 (4; 3 draft or copy letters from HLB, 1872); Charles Waring, 1870 (1; draft and copy letter from HLB, 1871); Marmaduke Wilkin, 1870; Sir Henry Drummond Wolff (DNB), 1871 (3).

Correspondence of HLB

With: W.P. Andrew, Chairman of the Scinde, Punjab and Delhi Railways, 1871-1872 (18 letters and telegrams enc. copies of 3 letters to Frederick Walpole, 1871-1872; letters from Andrew to Walpole and Edouard Lebey, 1870; copy of letter to Andrew from Lebey, 1872; 6 draft and copy letters and telegrams from HLB, 1871-1872).

Prospectuses, statutes, memoranda, newscutting etc. relating to Banque d'Orient

Incl. list of code words probably for use in telegrams, 1871; printed memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Public Works Construction Co. Ltd., nd; 'Galignani's Messenger', 7 Apr. 1871; copy letter from Edward W.A. Tuson to Cabouli Pasha, Minister of Commerce, containing proposal for the formation of a company to erect an International Exhibition at Constantinople, 1870; copy report on the exports of Turkish Arabia and the agricultural development of the country by Robert Paul, 1871; Projet de reconstruction des maisons incendiées à Constantinople, by G.A. Picipio, 1871; Mémoire à l'appui du project d'un port à Varna, by H. Audibert and A. Eliasco, nd.

Miscellaneous political papers

Memorandum on French occupation of Syria, Nov. 1860 (formerly in T/4); memorandum on Servian affairs, in HLB's hand, Sep. 1862; copy memorandum of Austro-Egyptian on ?civil law, signed by Abderrahman Roushdi Bey and G. Schreiner, Austrian Consul General, Dec. 1862 (formerly in T/33); report on Epirus and Thessaly, Mar. 1863 (formerly in T/76); memorandum of County Beystronowsky's views on the Eastern Question, nd (formerly in T/1); report on Russian devastation in Circassia aimed at forcing inhabitants to flee to Turkey, nd (? in Count Pisani's hand, formerly in T/67); report on possibility of English occupation of Egypt after completion of the Suez Canal, nd; 'Question du Canal de Suez' by Ferdinand de Lesseps, nd; misc. papers and telegrams, 1862, nd (formerly in T/24, 27, 37, 66).

'Correspondence with French Embassy 1863'

Marquis de Moustier, Ambassador, (1; 3 draft letters from HLB); Viscount de St Vallier, 2nd Secretary, (5; 3 draft and copy letters from HLB): note of innovations demanded by French Consul at Jerusalem on the restoration of the cupola of St Sepulchre's contrary to what was specified in the protocol. Formerly T/97.

Rough memoranda

Concerning project for a railway (and telegraph) line between the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf, one signed 'D'. (Formerly T/86.)

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