RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 389/ADM/5/43
Alt Ref NoEUS 389/89/15
Extent1 volume
TitleDiary 1944
DescriptionWestern Counties Catholic Diary and Trade Directory for 1938. Diary printed for 1938 but this date has been crossed through and replaced with '1944'. Predominantly contains entries from 1944, but also appears to include entries added in 1938 and 1940. Entries relate mainly to administrative matters, correspondence, and visitors. Includes references to the US Navy; the health of members of the community; the weather; the construction of a new building; management of the farm and livestock; financial management; the arrival of American soldiers on the abbey grounds; the liberation of Rome during the Second World War; the invasion of Normandy [Operation Overlord]; the death of Father Jules van Heede; and postulants. Details relating to deaths in the community in 1860 have been noted under 'Memoranda'.
Physical DescriptionLarge hardback volume. Includes multiple inserts, including a bookmark with red ribbon and the Syon Abbey wax seal; newspaper clippings; two advertisements for The Catholic Records Press, Exeter; a photograph of the Abbot of Buckfast; an invitation to Captain P.L. Mather from the abbess; a receipt from B. Herder, a Publisher and Book Importer; a receipt from Galloway & Porter, a bookseller; a receipt from Lucy & Birch, printers and stationers; a letter from Lloyds Bank, dated 1925; and a telegram from The Catholic Records Press, Exeter, dated 02 August 1938.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameSyon Abbey (1415-2011); Bridgettine
DS/UK/287Syon Abbey; 1415-2011; Bridgettine1415-2011
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