192 manuscript letters to his parents from Chatham and from Egypt/Palestine, with manuscript handlist (13 June 1915-2 October 1918); 67 picture postcards (8 January-18 February 1919, nd); 22 photographs (August 1915-August 1917, nd); Postcard (nd); 2 pen and ink sketches (1916); Easter greetings card, with dried flowers (1918); Egyptian stamp, with typescript description (nd); Photocopy of letter found on Turkish soldier taken POW (Prisoner of War), June 1915, with letter of translation from Dr I. Metin Kunt (3 November 1997); Photograph album (1916-1917, nd); Scrapbook of tickets, cards, certificates, sketches, maps, photographs and miscellaneous papers (November 1915-March 1919); Portrait photograph of Major-General H.B.H. Wright (nd); Manuscript letter to unknown correspondent (9 December 1917); Manual of field engineering (1911); Christmas card 'Greetings from the Holy Land' (December 1917); Booklet "History of the West Riding (Doncaster) Group Home Guard" (16 May 1943); Bible Active Service Testament, 1914-1915 (1915); Booklet The Holy Gospel according to St. John (nd); Published booklet of photographs of Palestine (nd); Egyptian style greetings card (December 1916); Official publication A Brief Record of the Advance of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (1919).
Frank Day papers
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- ReferenceGB 206 Liddle Collection EP 015
- Dates of Creation1911-1997
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Turkish
- Physical Description2 boxes; manuscript (partly photocopy), typescript, photographs, postcards, and printed material. Includes Easter and Christmas greetings cards and a scrapbook including tickets and maps.
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Frank Doughty Day (1892-1944) was a Sapper and Acting Sergeant, Royal Engineers, serving in Egypt/Palestine, November 1915-October 1918, and was twice mentioned in Despatches for draughtsmanship.
Access is unrestricted.
The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs J. Wilkinson (daughter).
In English, but with a little Turkish.
Other Finding Aids
Egypt/Palestine catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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