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Lusk Collection - Catalogue: Boxes 3-6

BOX 3

C2: LETTERS FROM DJTL IN THE RAF: 1939- 40.

  • 35 ALS from DJTL to DCL.
  • 14 Autograph Postcards Signed from DJTL to DCL.

Dates: [10 Sept. 1939]- 4 May 1940.
Written from: Crewe (10 Sept. 1939); No. 10 Flying Training School, RAF, Tern Hill, Market Drayton (12 Sept.- 18 Oct. 1939); No. 4 Air Observers' School, RAF, West Freugh, Stranraer (25 Oct.- [1 Nov.] 1939); RAF Station, Gosport (6 Nov.- 19 Dec. 1939); RAF Station, Thorney Island, Emsworth (6 Jan.- 23 Apr. 1940); Haileybury College, Hertford (24 Mar. 1924), RAF Lossiemouth (30 Apr.- 1 May 1940); No. 22 Squadron, RAF,
North Coates, Grimsby (4 May 1939).

C3: LETTERS RE DJTL AFTER HIS DEATH: May- Dec. 1940 (1 ALS 1942).

Many of the letters to DCL in sections C3 1- 5 have been annotated in pencil by [DCL]; these annotations often refer to replies to the letters.

1. Letters labelled "Re David. May 1940- RAF etc."

  • 1a. Telegram announcing DJTL missing. 7 May 1940. 2l. Envelope.
  • 1b. 26 Newspaper cuttings about disappearance and death of DJTL. 7 May 1940- 1941.
  • 1c. 2 ALS which appear not to have reached DJTL before his death:
    • 1 ALS from DCL to DJTL. 6 May 1940. 1l. Envelope.
    • 1 ALS from Jenny Robertson (DJTL's Aunt) to DJTL. 7 May 1940. 1l. Envelope.
  • 1d. 8 letters to DCL: 5 ALS; 3 TLS.

Dates: 8- 15 May 1940.
Letters from: John [Colville], Scottish Office, cousin of DCL, (2); Alex Gammon, Flight Lieutenant and Adjutant for Wing Commander, 22 Squadron; [R.S.Eskine Lindop?]; Wing Commander H.M.Mellor (2); RAF Benevolent Fund (2); Esther M. Thornton, Red Cross.

BOX 4

  • 1e. 1 ALS from G.Harold Philip to Dr Robertson (Uncle of DJTL). 11 May 1940. 1l.
  • 1f. 1 ALS from Flora Fordham to DJTL. 16 May 1940. 2l. Envelope.
  • 1g. 10 letters to DCL; 5 ALS; 5 TLS.

Dates: 11 May- 7 Feb. 1941. (Bulk May 1940).
From: Michael Delahunty; Alex Gammon (6); William Mills; D.Taylor, Bank of Scotland;.Randal Woollatt.

  • 1h. 1 TL copy from DCL to Air Ministry. 25 July 1940. 1l.
  • 1i. 9 TLS from Dept. QJ, Air Ministry to DCL. 8 May 1940- 16 Jan. 1941.
  • 1j. 1 ALS from James Campbell, father of son from No. 22 Squadron, killed 1941, to DCL. 23 Mar. 1942. 1l. Envelope.

2. Letters found underneath C3 1:

  • 3 ALS and 1 TLS to DCL.
    Dates: 1- 28 Nov. 1940.
    From: Erica Aston. Bruce Robertson, cousin of DJTL; Lesley Robertson, cousin of DJTL; M.Whyte.

BOX 4/5

3. Letters labelled "re David. Letters to DCL. Dec. 1940 following notices in the Times and Scotsman- presumed killed."

  • 80 letters to DCL: 52 ALS; 24 ALU (many written on visiting cards); 2 TLS; 1 signed bereavement card.
    Dates: 13 Dec. 1940- 6 Jan. 1941.
    From: family, friends of DJTL and DCL and neighbours.
    BOX 5/6

4. Letters labelled "Re David. Letters to DCL- May 1940."

59 letters to DCL; 56 ALS; 3 TLS. 62l. 54 envelopes.
Dates: 9 May - 5 Dec. 1940 (bulk May 1940).
From: friends, family and staff at Rugby and Balliol.
Includes: 1 ALS from Kenneth N.Bell. 27 May 1940. 1l.
1 ALS from Alexander Dunlop Lindsay. 24 May 1940. 1l.
1 ALS from Alexander Bankier Rodger (Fellow Balliol 1924- 61). 28 May 1940. 1l.
1 ALS from Arthur Perowne, Bishop of Worcester, [husband of DCL's cousin Mabel]. 17 May [1940]. 1l.

BOX 6

5. Letters labelled "Re David. Letters to DCL. Dec. 1940."

55 letters to DCL; 52 ALS; 2 TLS; 1 TLU.
Dates: 28 No. 1940- 31 Jan. 1941.
From: friends, family and staff at Rugby and Balliol.
Includes: 1 ALS from Sir Harry Calvert Williams Verney (Balliol 1900)
1 ALS from Dr Duncan Campbell MacGregor (Fellow Balliol 1929- 43) 14 Dec. 1940. 1l.
1 ALS from Robin MacLellan. 1 Jan. 1941. 1l.

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