Yvonne ffrench and May Voss
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- System Reference: X112/22/11/6/1/17
- Document Reference: 112/22/11/6/1/17/2-52
- Date: 1952-1959
- Level: Item
- Extent: [51 items]
- Description: /1 - Not used
Letters from 7 St George's Court, Gloucester Road, S.W.7 from Yvonne ffrench and Mary Voss.
/3 4 May 1952 - Card from Walter saying Yvonne is planning outings whilst Lady Berwick is with them.
/24 - Letter from Yvonne ffrench's brother, Alexis.
/26-28 15 Jun/Jul 1953 - From Gilbert Barker, Ruscombe Cottage, Twyford referring to visit to Attingham with Serge Graudziary and note from Serge Graudziary(in French).
/43 14 Aug 1956 - From Yvonne ffrench acknowledging Lady Berwick's letter regarding death of Alexis.
/44 16 Aug 1956 - From Anne ffrench, sister-in-law to Yvonne ffrench regarding the death of Alexis.
/49 21 Sep 1958 - From Yvonne ffrench. "Mr Kenneth Garlick of the Barber Institute at Birmingham tells me he maybe going over to see the "gouaches" of the Villa Belvedere, with your permission. He is, as I expect you know, writing a book on Englishmenn in Naples, and is specialy interested in the activities of William Noel-Hill as a collector. I only mention this as I thought I should tell you (- and hope you would not mind my doing so - ) that I told him I had brought home with me from my last visit to you a small packett of bills relating to his purchases of works of art, pictures, china and silver and wonder whether you would agree to his seeing them?"
/50 - Acknowledgement of flowers following death of May Voss.
/51 12 Jun 1959 - Sending old photographs of Italian beauties. They are faded and coming under separate cover. "May always loved to look at them and remember the people themselves" 'Il' Gattopaido' is also being sent.
- Held At: Shropshire Archives
- Access Status: Readers Ticket
- Admin History (Winifred Gisela) Yvonne ffrench (1901-1989), biographer, principally of famous women; daughter of 1st Marquess of Castel Thomond and Winifred Thursby; born at Leighton Hall. Came to ?examine Lord Berwick?s papers? (see 112/21/4/19/5); became a friend of Lady Berwick. She and Countess Francesca Giovanna Maria Beatrice "May" Voss lived together in London for some 30 years.
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