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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)ACLAdd/248-250
TitleLetters from Austen Chamberlain to Mrs Clifford concerning improvements to postal services
Extent3 items
Date1902
DescriptionTyped and signed letters to Mrs Clifford [novelist and dramatist, wife of William Kingdon Clifford] both concerning possible improvements to postal services at Leafield, Oxfordshire. /248, 9 October 1902: ' I find the district can be more conveniently served from Witney as at present than from Ascott-under-Wychwood. Some part of the parish is actually nearer to Witney...' and telling her that he has been able to 'sanction an improvement in the present service from Witney under which the morning mail will be due at Leafield... at 7.20 am... There will also be a second or Day Mail... circumstances do not appear to call for... the institution of a service on Sundays...' /249, 30 Oct 1902 also refuses her request: 'circumstances do not warrant additional expenditure... I observe that you appear to be under an impression that the service to Leafield might...be better arranged.... As a matter of fact, this is not so, but, even if it were, the adoption of a route depends more on facilities of communication than on actual distance...' /250 Press cutting of an article by LC (probably Mrs Clifford), describing Leafield, dedicated to Mr Austen Chamberlain, 3 Sept 1902.
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