File NLW MS 23780C. - Colonel A. A. Ruck,

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NLW MS 23780C.


Colonel A. A. Ruck,


  • [1920s]-1939 / (Creation)

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220 ff. with insertions (foliated 1-219; many blank leaves) ;225 x 140 mm.Printed thumb-indexed 'Callisthenes' diary, quarter-leather over boards.Spine damaged; several letters torn.Spine damaged; several letters torn

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Notebook, July-August 1939, compiled by Berta Ruck in memory of her late father, Colonel Arthur Ashley Ruck (d. 12 July 1939), including reminiscences; twenty-three letters, telegrams and postcards from family and friends, 1935-1939, being mainly letters of condolence; and other items, [1920s]-1939.
The correspondents include Alys Meirion, [17 July 1939] (f. 5), A. Bodvel Roberts, 13 July 1939 (f. 104 verso), Paul Bland, 18 July 1939 (f. 112a verso), Ménie Muriel FitzGerald, 17 July 1939 (f. 113 verso), and Bernard Darwin, 13 July 1939 (f. 114); there are also two letters from A. A. Ruck to Berta Ruck, 25 February 1935, 26 March 1939 (ff. 3 verso, 37). Also included are newspaper obituaries of A. A. Ruck, [July 1939] (f. 1 verso), and of his brother, Col. Oliver Edwal Ruck, [July 1934] (ff. 16 verso-17), and two group photographs, one a family group, [1920s], both including A. A. Ruck (ff. 4, 44 verso).

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See also NLW MS 23572B, Ruck's notebook for February-September 1939.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23780C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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