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Merrymen, 1988 - 1989

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

A collection of correspondence, handwritten notes and a newsletter and order form produced by the Society of the First Division. The correspondence between LC and Mike Staggs of Anchorage, Alaska, establishes LC’s quest to learn more about a Vietnam war tune titled “The Iron Brigade” and the ‘Merrymen’ who performed it. The handwritten notes discuss the information provided by correspondents Staggs and William Hammill. The correspondence with Staggs also suggests that the collection is part of LC’s research for ‘Dark Laughter’. The date range of the collection is May 1988 – July 1989.


  • Creation: 1988 - 1989

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.)

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Repository Details

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

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