Fonds SC532 - St. John family fonds

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St. John family fonds

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  • 1882 - 1964 (Creation)

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0.15 m of textual records

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The St. John family includes the surgeon Valentine St. John (1883-1964) and his mother Aglae de Jora St. John. Aglae de Jora St. John was Romanian. Her husband, Dr. St. John's father, was a British diplomat and cousin of the 4th Viscount Bolingbroke.

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The fonds consists of a manuscript memoir from the surgeon Valentine St. John (1883-1964). Fonds also includes two personal diaries of Aglae de Jora St. John (in French), 1877-1918, and includes events of World War I. The second diary dates from September 17, 1882 to October 24, 1890 and covers diplomatic life in Croatia and other places.

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Gift of Adele Chanady (via Anthony and Holly Cecil), May 2014.


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Revised by JF, March 29, 2019.

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  • English

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