du Chateau, Peter, fl 2000 : Letters to Victor Henry du Chateau and du Chateau family history

Date
1942-1943, 1999-2000
By
du Chateau, Peter, active 2000du Chateau, Victor Henry, 1911-2005; Du Chateau, Leon Leopold, 1875?-1957; du Chateau, Leonard Leopold, 1905-1990; du Chateau, Olga, active 1943; Colville, Scott, active 1943
Ref
MS-Papers-7083
Description
Comprises forty-two letters written to Victor du Chateau by members of his family while he was stationed in New Caledonia as a gunner during the Second World War. The letters were written by Leopold du Chateau (Father), May du Chateau (mother), Len du Chateau (brother), Olga du Chateau (sister), Peter du Chateau (nephew) and Scott Colville, a family friend from Auckland. The du Chateau family was based in Wellington and the letters deal with a variety of topics including domestic family matters, friends, politicians, the state of the war, American soldiers in Wellington, Rugby football, brewing beer, rationing, Shakespeare and other writers, newspapers, radio, business affairs, etc Also typed transcripts of the letters and `A brief history of the du Chateau clan in New Zealand and Australia', as compiled by Peter du Chateau, Rotorua, New Zealand, May 1999 Source of title - Supplied Quantity: 1 folder(s). 0.02 Linear Metres. Physical Description: Mss and typescripts
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Format
1 folder(s), 0.02 Linear Metres, Personal correspondence, Family histories, Manuscripts, Mss and typescripts
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