Item WWS/1/2/3 - Photocopy of the original letter by Basil Mogridge

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Photocopy of the original letter by Basil Mogridge


  • 17/09/1915 (Creation)

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Physical, paper.

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Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The item was sent by Peter Wynter Bee to the school, attached to item WWS/1/2/2.

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Scope and content

A photocopy of the original letter sent by Basil Mogridge to Joan describing his life in the trenches, being buried alive during an attack, men being wounded, and the story of the miraculous survival of a cake sent by Joan.

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As far as is recorded, the item is fully appraised into the collection.


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Conditions governing reproduction

The item has third party copyright and therefore permission will need to be granted by external bodies.
Any request to reproduce material externally must be approved in advance by the School Archivist due to copyright and GDPR concerns. Please email

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  • English

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The item comprises of 3 individual sheets of paper, numbered A o C, to be kept together.

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Oakham School, Oakham, Rutland, United Kingdom.

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Oakham School.

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  • English



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