Object details

Category
Private papers
Related period
Interwar (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
Austin, Alexander Berry
Materials

whole: paper

Dimensions

Newspaper Cutting: Height 145 mm

Photograph: Height 155 mm

Press Cutting: Height 187 mm

Booklet: Height 203 mm

Broadcast Script: Height 250 mm

Letter: Height 255 mm

Newspaper: Height 375 mm

whole: Depth 0.5 mm, Depth 1 mm, Depth 3 mm, Width 128 mm, Width 167 mm, Width 203 mm, Width 207 mm, Width 240 mm, Width 306 mm, Width 62 mm

Catalogue number
Documents.2988

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