Letters from Herbert Henry Asquith to Gerald H Blunt, 1899-1902.

Scope and Content

Four autograph letters and one autograph card signed, Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928), to Mr and Mrs Gerald H Blunt.

Concerning payment of rents for property in St Andrews. [St Salvator's, the Blunt's house, formerly St Salvator's School, The Scores].Signed H.H. Asquith.Dated variously from St Salvator's, St Andrews, 20 Cavendish Square London, and Longniddry, 1899-1902.

Administrative / Biographical History

Rt Hon Herbert Henry Asquith (1852-1928), first earl of Oxford and Asquith, prime minister (1908-1916).

Gerald Henry Blunt married Augusta Louisa Gordon in 1882; they had one son, born the following year in St Andrews.

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Purchased for four guineas from Ifan Kyrle Fletcher, 16 April 1947.


Call number used to be ms1971, ms1972, ms1974-76

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Paper: From 11.3x8.6 cm to single sheet, 25.4x15.1cm folded.

Archivist's Note

Description compiled by Maia Sheridan, Archives Hub project archivist, based on material from the Manuscripts Database

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