Public Schools Empire Tour New Zealand 1929 and 1933
The Public Schools Empire Tour Committee was established in Britain to organise groups of English public school schoolboys in their last year of school to tour British Empire countries. The committee sent at least ten tour groups to different parts of the British Empire. In 1929 the committee formed itself into organization called the Public Schools Empire Tour Society (New Zealand 1929). The main object of the tours were educational, providing the boys experience of life in different parts of the Empire.
Letters of appreciation from English public school boys to Mrs H. M. Bacon of New Plymouth, February 1929 and letters from tour organisers re arrangements for the boys in New Plymouth for the 1933 visit.
1. Letter from Nigel Charteris, Director of the Tour to Mrs Bacon. [Feb. 1929]
2. Letter of thanks from David H. Tompsett to Mrs Bacon. 20 Feb. 1929
3. Letter of thanks from H. J. Cowland to Mrs Bacon. 21 Feb. 1929
4. Letter of thanks from David H. Tompsett to Mrs Bacon. 31 March 1929
5. Letter of thanks from H. J. Cowland to Mrs Bacon. 15 April 1929 on board S.S. Moreton Bay bound for Sydney.
6. Letter from J. R. Darling to [Mr] H. M. Bacon. 25 April 1929
7. Letter and Christmas Card from H. J. Cowland to Mrs Bacon. 11 November 1929
8. Christmas card. From the Public Schools Empire Tour Society (New Zealand 1929).
9. Photograph. P. S. Empire Tour 1929
10. Newsletter. Public Schools Empire Tour Society (New Zealand 1929) published 1933.
11. Newsletter. Reception Committee for the visit of English Public School Boys. 10 Feb. 1933. Includes itinerary.
12. Letter of thanks. John R, Geddes to Mrs Bacon. 14 Feb. 1933
13. Letter of thanks. Nigel Charteris to Mrs Bacon. 13 Feb. 1933
14. Newspaper clipping. Taranaki Daily News 13 Feb. 1933
15. Newspaper articles of visit. Taranaki herald 15 and 16 Feb, 1929 and 13 Feb. 1933.