Unique IDCWGC/1/1/13/47
File NumberADD 1/7/1-4
TitleLt. Col. Cart de Lafontaine
DescriptionSet of four diaries kept by H. P. Cart de Lafontaine regarding his work for the Imperial War Graves Commission in France. Main topics: inspection of communal and churchyard cemeteries in France containing British war graves; comments on their condition; negotiations with French local authorities re acquisition of grave sites by Commission and forestalling private acquisitions; visits to cathedrals re sites for Commission memorial tablets; personal comments on aspects of Lafontaine's private and Commission work; on other Commission staff; and on the operations and policy of the Commission.
Content NoteVolumes are:/1: 6 July - 15 Dec. 1920./2: 3 Mar. - 2 Oct. 1921./3: including visits re cathedral memorial tablets; and negotiations with French authorities re proposed British contribution to Notre-Dame de Lorette; 18 Mar. 1922 - 28 Feb. 1923./4: largely concerned with Commission memorial tablets in cathedrals; 10 Jan. 1924 - 1 May 1927.
Date6/7/1920 - 1/5/1927
Extent1 file

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