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ALANBROOKE, FM Alan Francis, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke of Brookeborough (1883-1963)

Royal receptions and functions, 1935-1958

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ALANBROOKE: 10/6/1-7


Papers relating to royal celebrations and functions, including City of Plymouth's official programme of festivities on occasion of King George V's Silver Jubilee, 6-12 May 1935; The form and order of the service that is to be performed and the ceremonies that are to be observed in the Coronation of their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth...' (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1937); programme of ceremonies and official souvenir programme for Coronation of King George VI, 12 May 1937; copy of official War Office photograph of Col Bernard Law Montgomery and King George VI, [1937].

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ALANBROOKE: 10/7/1-6


Printed programmes for royal celebrations and functions, notably marriage of Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Lt Philip Mountbatten (later Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh), 20 Nov 1947; unveiling and dedication of World War Two panels of Royal Artillery War Memorial, Hyde Park Corner, London, 29 May 1949; Royal Guest Night, Royal Artillery Mess, Woolwich, 7 Dec 1950, and opening of Royal Festival Hall, 3-9 May 1951.

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Papers relating to Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation, 2 Jun 1953, including correspondence relating to Brooke's attendance, Dec 1952-Jun 1953; printed form and order of service for the Coronation ceremony, Westminster Abbey, 2 Jun 1953; The National Geographic Magazine, vol 104 no 3, Sep 1953, and Life magazine, 13 Jul 1953, including pictures of the Coronation ceremony and procession.

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ALANBROOKE: 10/9/1-10


Printed programmes for royal celebrations and functions, including various Coronation Year events, 1953; installation of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother as Chancellor of the University of London, 24 Nov 1955; dedication of World War Two Roll of Honour, Royal Military Memorial Chapel, Sandhurst, 23 Oct 1956.

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ALANBROOKE: 10/10/1-2


Invitations to Brooke and his wife, Benita Blanche Brooke, to royal receptions and garden parties. With some related correspondence, 1951-1955, and letters to Benita Blanche Brooke from various friends, 1953-1954, concerning possibility of presenting her at Court.

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