Swainson, Joe and May

A collection of documents, photographs, newspaper clippings and autograph books relating to Joseph [Joe] and Dorothy May Swainson.

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  Part 1

Folder. Papers headed 'Book List' (6 sheets)

Certificate of employment during the war. 1914-1918. Aircraftman Joseph Swainson. No. 107463. Photographer R.F.C. and R.A.F.

Newspaper clipping. Obituary. John William Swainson, Windermere.

Card in envelope. Jessie Kellett and John W. Swainson. Mount View Windermere. 16 September 1920.

Newspaper clippings (2). Golden Wedding of Joe and May Swainson.

Death notice. Dorothy May Swainson. 3 November 1972.

Photograph. Black and white image of five men in uniform. On reverse 'Swainson Studios Kings Blds. New Plymouth New Zealand'

Post card photograph [stamp removed from top corner]. Sepia tone image of eight men sitting on top of a wall. On reverse addressed to Miss M Swainson, Beaconsfield Terrace, Windermere. 'Dear M. Hope you will excuse delay in sending this as I have been very busy. Which do you think the best? Am nearly dead with faceache so have to keep indoors. Kind regards. JWS

Sepia tone photograph. Profile image of a seated woman. On reverse '1946?'

Sepia tone post card photograph. Young woman wearing blouse and long skirt seated outside front door.

Sepia tone post card photograph. Old man seated.

Black and white post card photograph. Image of grave covered in wreaths. On reverse 'Dear Dads grave covered with 50 wreaths. January 7th 1932. Postscript. The headstone is lying on its side'.

Sepia tone photograh. Studio portrait. Two women and two men. Joe Swainson

second from left, May on right.

Black and white photograph. Joe Swainson wearing cloth cap.

Colour snapshot. Two women and two men seated at a food laden table. [Golden Wedding celebrations?]

  Part 2

Autograph book. Annotation inside front cover 'To Joe From his affectionate Sister Lucy May 13th 1910"

  Part 3

Autograph book. Annotation inside front cover. 'To [?] from Pa 25/12/17

  Part 4

Autograph book. Annotation inside front cover 'To Myrtle, with love from May & Ada. 1924"

  Part 5

Cash book. 1924 - 1931

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