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Private Letters to, or from J H Whitley
Letters from J.H. Whitley to members of his family; his sons Percival and Oliver and his brother Alfred.

Letters concern family matters, such as the birth of Oliver and the death of Whitley's first wife, Margherita, or refer to Whitley's retirement from the Speakership.
  • JHW/4/2/1

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Percival Whitley Item

    12 Feb 1912
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his son Percival Whitley, referred to as 'My Dear Per'. Letter concerns the birth of J.H. Whitley's son, and Percival Whitley's brother, Oliver.
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  • JHW/4/2/2a

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Percival Whitley Item

    10 March 1916
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his son Percival Whitley, referred to as 'My Dear Per', about his position as Conscientious Objector in the First World War.
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  • JHW/4/2/2b

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Percival Whitley Item

    11 March 1916
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his son Percival Whitley, expanding on a letter from 10 March 1916, about his position as Conscientious Objector in the First World War.
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  • JHW/4/2/3

    Letter from J.H. Whitley to Alfred Whitley Item

    07 Mar 1918
    Letter from J.H. Whitley to his brother Alfred Whitley, warning him against joining the Labour Party.
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  • JHW/4/2/4

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Oliver Whitley Item

    11 Nov 1925
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his thirteen year old son Oliver Whitley, referred to as 'My dear brave boy', concerning the death of John Henry's wife and Oliver's mother.
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  • JHW/4/2/5

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Oliver Whitley Item

    21 Jun 1928
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his sixteen year old son Oliver Whitley in which John Henry states 'my ordeal is over at last' in reference to his retirement as Speaker. In this correspondence, John Henry discusses the letter he received from the King, his rejection of a peerage and personal holiday arrangements.
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  • JHW/4/2/6

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Alfred Whitley Item

    21 Jun 1928
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his brother Alfred Whitley thanking him for supporting his decision to retire as Speaker.
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  • JHW/4/2/7

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Alfred Whitley Item

    01 Jun 1928
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his brother Alfred Whitley concerning his decision to retire from the Speakership and his reasons for doing so.
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  • JHW/4/2/8

    Letter from J. H. Whitley to Oliver Whitley Item

    04 July 1928
    Letter from J. H. Whitley to his sixteen year old son Oliver, referred to as 'my dear, dear boy', concerning John Henry's second marriage to Helen Clarke.
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