File 517 - Letters from Henry Montagu and Agnata Butler to Mr and Mrs Walter Sichel

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Letters from Henry Montagu and Agnata Butler to Mr and Mrs Walter Sichel


  • 1881-1918 (Creation)

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12 letters (in all c. 42 pages).

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Nine letters from Henry Montagu Butler and three from Agnata Butler; one sent from Harrow, the others from the Lodge at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Mention in letter of 20 Dec. 1915 of their sons 'Jim and Gordon... now in "dug-outs"... within 150 yards of the Turkish trenches, exposed to incessant sniping and shrapnel. Their letters... are not only loving and vivid but always, especially perhaps Gordon's full of "laughter"...'

Agnata's third letter talks of the death of her husband.

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Walter Sichel was a pupil of Montagu Butler's at Harrow and kept up a correspondence with him throughout his life.

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