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Charles Smith MSS

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of correspondence between LC, Charles Smith and Russell Smith, along with a series of Charles Smith’s recollections and poems. Documents moments of fighting and leisure for the soldiers of the North African, Crete and Italian campaigns. Also included is a letter of recognition addressed to Charles Smith from General Freyberg and an obituary for Brigadier F.M.H. Hanson. The diary entries and the poems have a date range of 1941-1945. The transcribing of material and the correspondence occurred between 1986 and 1991. Concerns events 1939-1945.


  • Creation: Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Tapuaka Heritage & Archive Collections - JC Beaglehole Reading Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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