ALLENBY Viscount - Typed Letter Signed to the YMCA in Cairo
Field Marshal Edmund ALLENBY, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861-1936)
Typed Letter Signed ("Allenby F.M."), congratulating the Anglo-American Branch of the YMCA in Cairo on their membership campaign.
1 page 4to on letterhead of The Residency, Cairo, n.d. [1920s].
"I take this opportunity of congratulating the Anglo-American Branch of the Y.M.C.A. in Cairo on the success of their membership campaign, which should strengthen the whole work during the remainder of the winter session . . . I hope the work of the organisation will continue to make progress and I wish all the members a happy Xmas and a prosperous New Year."
The letter was signed after 1919 when Allenby was made a Field-Marshal. He remained in Cairo after the end of the First World War, serving as High Commissioner for Egypt and the Sudan until 1925.
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