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954437
  • Title
    Letters from Louis Vasco (Vasco Loureiro) from England and France, 1916-1918
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 8191/Box 1X
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1916-1918
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    954437
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.40 metres of textual material (7 items in outsize box) - Manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Vasco Urbano Loureiro, artist and caricaturist, changed his name to Louis Vasco before WWI. In 1916, he enlisted under the name Louis Vasco and trained at Fraser's Paddock, Brisbane, with the 11th Field Co. Engineers. He embarked from Sydney, NSW, on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916 and served with the 11th Field Company Engineers in France.
    Wounded in May 1918, Louis Vasco died of meningitis on 3 August 1918 at Napsbury Hospital in England. He was buried in Soldier's Corner, Hatfield Cemetery, St. Albans as L V Loureiro.

    Reference:
    http://vascoclub.blogspot.com/2010/05/vasco-urbano-loureiro-potted-history-of.html (accessed 6 January 2012)
  • Scope and Content
    3 autograph letters signed by Louis Vasco to his wife Gwendolyn, dated 25 June 1917 ("Somewhere in France"); 20 June 1918 (General Hospital, France) and 30 June 1918 ("Somewhere in England").
    1 photocopied letter, incomplete, 6 January 1918 (Sunday in Flanders) to unknown individual named Poppy.
    1 mounted letter to the Trustees of the Brisbane Museum, 29 October 1916.

    The letters to his wife include watercolour drawings.
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder<br>
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: May be copied for reference and publication
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1081229
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