RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 143/19/7
TitleGuide books, Brochures and Tourist Information
DescriptionFolder of guide books, brochures and information for tourists. These include Iraq: a tourist guide (1978), a leaflet for Khan Marjan restaurant in Baghdad, two B&W 7" x 5" photographs with Crusoe's name on the back, one showing the exterior of the Basra Sheraton Hotel, the other an unidentified street scene (Basra?) with traffic and sandbagged air raid shelter, a hotel services directory and guest card (from 1982) for the Basra Sheraton Hotel, three glossy brochures for the Al-Mansour Melia Hotel, a leaflet on Baghdad, two booklets for the Habbaniya Tourist Village, a brochure for the Ain Tamr tourist complex, leaflets on Ur, Babylon, Basrah and Nineveh, a leaflet on Iraq, an Arabic booklet on Islamic architecture with two photographs of Saddam Hussein, a foldout brochure on Holy Islamic Places in Iraq, a 98-page magazine 'Contract' published by the Swedish contractor Skanska Cementgjuteriet showcasing their newly-constructed Al Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad, with a personal letter to John Roberts (MEED) enclosed, a cutting from the Baghdad Observer (7 February 1990) giving London hotel prices, various cuttings from the Baghdad Observer providing information for foreign drivers in Iraq, an article by Penny Hopkinson from Resident Abroad (July 1982) giving her impressions of a recent visit and a comprehensive profile of the country for visitors, another article by Sian Tudor Roberts in Business Traveller (July/August 1981) on a 17 hour coach trip from Amman to Baghdad, a typed article by Crusoe on Iraqi Tourism, a six pages of typed information on 'Business Costs in Iraq', various sheets of information for guests at the Ishtar Sheraton Hotel in Baghdad including air raid regulations, and a full-page illustrated Baghdad Observer (20 July 1986) article on monuments in Baghdad.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameCrusoe; Jonathan Richard Huthwaite (1953-1991); journalist and writer
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