British Empire Handkerchief

Scope and Content

Linen handkerchief depicting representatives of the Army and Navy throughout the British Empire, with a banner in honour of Victoria 'Queen of a World-wide Empire' and verses entitled The Old Brigade and The Red White and Blue. At the top it says 'Presented by F.W. Wilson, M.P.'. The handkerchief is undated but was possibly produced for the Diamond Jubilee in 1897.

Administrative / Biographical History

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Collection level description created by Marion Lowman, Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House.

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