An Important Archive Relating to Field Marshall Sir John French

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Date of Auction: 14th December 2006

Sold for £80

Estimate: £100 - £150

French (Major Hon. Gerald, DSO) The Life of Sir John French, First Earl of Ypres, 1st Ed., xxii+432pp., 8 plates. Cassell. 1931

Speeches, Telegrams & Press Cuttings, notes for eight speeches delivered by Sir John French 1910-24, including R.M.C. Kingston, June 1910; Mansion House Nov. 1910; Staff College, Dec. 1913 &c., various sizes, approx. 70pp. in all; Sundry news cuttings relating to the career of Sir John French and his death; Approx. thirty telegrams largely dating from French’s governorship of Ireland 1918-21, offering or acknowledging congratulations, etc.

Page proofs, Brice (B.) The Immortal Salient (1925), to which Earl French provided a Foreword; Folding map of Ypres Salient showing locations of cemeteries (issued with the previous work); Ypres Memorial Church Fund, three copies of notice re fund raising organ recital; The Splendid story of the Battle of Ypres, by Will Irwin, reprinted from “The Daily Mail.” 8pp., tabloid, portrait of French on front £100-150