c. 150 letters, mainly from Doris Bailey to John (Jack) Thornton, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, with typescript summary notes (2 Jan. 1916-4 Sep. 1917, n.d.); Photographic postcard (21 Aug. 1917); Christmas card (1916); two Easter greetings cards (1917); St Peter's Church Men's Class and Mission Monthly Notes, Nos. 124, 126, 132 and 136, the last with manuscript letter to John (Jack) Thornton and pamphlet The Soldier's Dream or Prayer Answered (Sep.-Oct. 1916, Dec. 1916, Apr. 1917); 3 postcards (n.d.); Birthday card from his sister, Lily (1917); Sepiatone letter card with views of Blackpool (1917); Concert programme (26 Aug. 1917); Pamphlet The Gospel Trumpet (n.d.).
Doris Bailey papers
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Administrative / Biographical History
Doris Bailey was the fiance of Private, later Lance Sergeant, John (Jack) Thornton, 8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, who served on the Western Front and was held POW (Prisoner of War) at Chemnitz
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The papers were placed in the Collection by Alan M. McFarland (son-in-law).
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Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm
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