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Archive Relating to the United States Speaking Tour of British Captain C. James Lonergan
London, New York, and others, 1918. Collection of thirty (30) items relating to the special duty speaking tour of British Captain C. James Lonergan. The archive consists of typed and mimeo documents detailing Lonergan's orders prior to embarking for New York from London; typed letters signed regarding the organization of the tour once Lonergan had arrived in New York; numerous memos from the American National Red Cross Atlantic Division regarding individual speaking engagements throughout the Northeast; and letters of gratitude from the organizers. Highlights of the archive (and Lonergan's speaking tour) include the program of an event organized by the Flatbush Motor Corps on December 9, 1918, at which Harry Houdini performed (Lonergan was slated to speak during intermission). Condition of the collection is generally Very Good with usual mail folds and toning at extremities; rather large loss across bottom margin of Motor Corps program with some loss of sense; otherwise Very Good. A detailed list of the collection can be found below:. 1. 5pp. typed and mimeo-ed document sent by Lieutenant J.L. Fisher of the War Office delineating Lonergan's special duty responsibilities while in America. "The primary purpose of your visit to the United States was to take part in a publicity campaign to encourage subscriptions to the new Liberty Loan, but on account of unavoidable delays, it is feared you will now arrive too late for this...The object of your mission is not so much to explain the reasons why Great Britain entered the war, nor the aims which must be attained before Great Br … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: L.N. Golay Books [United States]
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