Geoffrey Trevelyan’s letter to Father Christmas

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Door No. 22

Letter from Geoffrey Washington Trevelyan to Father Christmas, 1917 (CPT Uncat/30)

This letter to Father Christmas was written by Geoffrey Washington Trevelyan, the youngest son of the politician Charles Philips and Lady Mary Trevelyan of Wallington (find out more about the Trevelyan Charles Philips Trevelyan here). Written at his grandparents’ house Rounton Grange on Christmas Eve 1917, when he was seven years old. Geoffrey requests that Father Christmas decorate the tree and bring presents for the children.

Geoffrey later became an engineer at de Havilland, and the 5th Baronet of Wallington.

Courier ‘Stealing the Christmas Spirit’

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Door No. 3

Article titled ‘Stealing the Christmas Spirit’ from 5th December 1985 edition of The Courier

Anyone see the pun here? Wonder if he was ever caught?

From 5th December 1985 issue of the Courier. View the full issue here.

Find other issues from the Courier Archive online.

24th December – Santa Claus Poem

SANTA POEM

To finish our #Christmaschsirtmas countdown blogs we have found a jolly poem called ‘Santa Claus’. The above poem is taken from ‘The Big Christmas Wonder Book’. The book comprises of short children’s poems as well as short and longer stories, amongst various illustrations.

This book is part of the Joan Butler Collection.