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Vera Brittain. Series S – Edward Brittain.

Box 271 (formerly Box S1)
Incoming correspondence arranged alphabetically.
F.1       W.K.H. Bervon. 1914.
F.2       E.C. & H.P. 1902.
F.3       Lord Chamberlain. [n.d.]
F.4       J.W. Daniel. 1917.
F.5       Maurice Ellinger. 1913.
F.6       A.R. Harman. 1915.
F.7       C.E. Hudson. 1916.
F.8       Roland Leighton.1915.
F.9       Edward Newby. 1914.
F.10     Oxford University Officers’ Training Corps. 1914.
F.11     Horace Puckle. 1914-15.
F.12     Victor Richardson. 1916-1917.
F.13     A.S. 1914.
F.14     Sherwood Foresters. 1916.
F.15-7Geoffrey Thurlow. 1916-1917.
F.18     War Office. 1914.
F.18a   Cards, envelopes
Note: Correspondence from Vera to Edward is found in Series K, Boxes 21-22.

Outgoing correspondence
F.19     Alfred Haigh. 1909.
For outgoing correspondence to T.A. Brittain see Series T, Box 2.

F.20     Edward’s I.D. tags, Military Cross (awarded for gallantry in the field at the Somme), Victory Medal, Service Medal.
Large Freedom and Honour medal with scroll from George VI (oversize; in map cabinet 30)

War related
F.22     News clippings re Edward’s war service; also maps from The Standard
F.23     Active service pocket book
F.24     Record of Service Army book

Box 272 (formerly Box S2)
F.1       Lecture to the Officers of the 70th Infantry Brigade. 1914.
F.2       Edward’s diaries, 1916, 1918; also 2 postcard photographs from France
F.3       Sherwood Foresters pamphlet
F.4       New College Oxford Roll of Service.
F.5       Probate legal document, 1918
F.6       Grave in Italy: photographs, dried flowers in envelope addressed to Mrs. Brittain
F.7       Sheet music: song composed by E.H. Brittain with words by R.A. Leighton titled “L’Envoi”; see also music below

Uppinham School, 1909-1914
F.8-14  class lists, programs, correspondence from the school re his progress, notes, examination certificate

F.15     Music index cards
F.16     Sheet music
F.17     Printed sheet music

F.18     Account, cheque and bank books

F.19     Given to Edward by his father in 1915: “Thoughts for Life’s Byeways”, “The Happy Warrior”, “New Testament”

F.20     Dance card, 1913; TOC H card

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Last Reviewed: June 8, 2010