|File Number||ADD 1/7/5-12|
|Title||Notebooks Of H. P. Cart De Lafontaine|
|Description||Set of seven notebooks kept by H. P. Cart de Lafontaine regarding his work for the Imperial War Graves Commission in France. Main topics: (vols./1-/6) negotiations with municipalities; prefects and church authorities re perpetual concessions for British war graves in communal cemeteries and churchyards; and re preventing unauthorised exhumation; French attitudes to exhumation and to IWGC policy; condition of cemeteries and arrangements for maintenance of British graves; including work of "Souvenir Francais"; (vols./5-/7) negotiations re British Empire memorial tablets in French cathedrals; agreement with R. Hallward to execute them; and installation; negotiations re sites and competition procedures for memorials to missing; preliminary discussions with prefects and mayors re forms memorials should take (monumental or utilitarian). There are also occasional references to conversations on political topics.|
|Content Note||Volumes:/1: "No.1"; 10 July 1920 - 15 Nov. 1920 (also includes notes re conference of mayors from "Liberated Regions"; and re organising international architectural conference)./2: "No.2"; 20 Nov. 1920 - 20 Apr. 1921./3: "No.3"; 27 June 1921 - 2 Aug. 1921./4: "No.4"; 4 Aug. 1921 - 27 Sep. 1921./5: "No.5"; 17 Jan. 1922 - 31 Dec. 1922 (also mentions feared effect of cemetery vandalism on British attitudes to French; and complaints by one Mullineux; possibly re pilgrimage)./6: "No.6"; 15 Jan. 1923 - 25 Sep. 1923./7: "Memorial Tablets"; 12 Nov. 1923 - 23 Mar. 1927.|
|Date||10/7/1920 - 23/3/1927|
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|DS/UK/17||Cart de Lafontaine; Henry Philip Leopold (1884-1963); Lt Col; architect||1884-1963|