Royal Armouries, Acquisitions, Purchases, Littlecote Collection

Object Title

Royal Armouries, Acquisitions, Purchases, Littlecote Collection

Royal Armouries, Acquisitions, Purchases, Littlecote Collection

Date

1984 to 1985

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Records relating to the acquisition of the Littlecote Collection, Box 1, 3 copies of the Littlecote Armoury Appeal brochure, B/w photographs of the reception held in the White Tower to launch the Littlecote Armoury Appeal, Folder containing information about the Littlecote Armoury Appeal including a schedule of proposed events, Folder containing copies of press releases, Folder containing press cuttings, Folder containing the itinerary for the march from the Tower of London to Horse Guards Parade, 13 October 1985; photographs of the march from the Tower of London to Horse Guards Parade, 13 october 1985; copies of photographs showing the march from Littlecote House to Horse Guards Parade, 1985, Two boxes of 35mm slides showing the march from Littlecote House to Horse Guards Parade, 1985, Scroll presented to the Royal Armouries by Rodney, 2nd Baron Elton of Headington at the conclusion of the march from Littlecote House to Horse Guards Parade, Folder containing photographs of the Armoury at Littlecote House, Folder containing copies of letters from Guy Wilson, Deputy Master of the Armouries, to Peter de Savary regarding the proposed sale of the contents of Littlecote House, 29 July 1985; a copy of a letter from Guy Wilson, Deputy Master of the Aroumuries, to J. Aspsinall, MP, dated 3 September 1985; a press release from Refern Rushman relating to the sale of the contents of Littlecote House at Sotheby's, 20-22 November 1985; a copy of the press release relating to the success of the appeal to save the Littlecote Armoury; and transcripts of the speaches made by Peter de Savary and A.V.B. Norman, Master of the Armouries, at the press reception held at Littlecote House to announce the success of the appeal, Folder relating to the official reopening of Littlecote House on 6 May 1986, Box 2, Responses from subscribers to the save the Littlecote Armoury Appeal, including a list of major donors, Loose, 'Scrapbook of the Littlecote Armoury Appeal' containing press cuttings, letters, transcripts of interviews etc

Extent

2 boxes, 1 loose volume

Access Conditions

To be reviewed prior to release